Thursday November 21, 2013 / 8:00pmMarilyn -- My Secret
How was your experience?
Fantastic! Very poignant, the play takes place the day after Marilyn Monroe's death and she takes us through her life, we meet her lovers and hear how she went from being Norma Jean to becoming Marilyn Monroe. Lana Harper the lead, takes on Marilyn Monroe, inhabiting the essence of the movie star, she gets down the voice and her bubbly enthusiasm speaks to how enjoyable Marilyn Monroe's highs were, showing us the magnetism that one would expect of an icon. Ms. Harper has also been able to convey the serious lows that we know accompanied Marilyn Monroe's life; she has a fantastic voice and sings the fantastic songs of Marilyn Monroe's repertoire with the confidence and skill of any singer on Broadway. In the beginning of the play, Ms. Harper as Marilyn Monroe states that we talk about Jesus and Gandhi and Buddha (all men) constantly, these people who lived centuries and decades ago are still being honored and revered; the implication that she'd like to be remembered by people long after she's gone; of course, the audience knows that 'Marilyn Monroe' is still a subject that, half a century after her death people are still fascinated by, and the likelihood that this captivation will continue for generations to come is assured. I truly feel as though I've learned something about Marilyn Monroe-- there was quite a bit of information that I didn't know. I would wholeheartedly attend any play starring Lana Harper, she was an uninhibited delight.