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This American Blonde Actress™ and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the return of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Los Angeles January 24-25 for two shows only at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute's Marilyn Monroe Theatre. It is a "birthday" tour of Sharon Tate in Heaven in LA, coinciding with Sharon Tate's birthday (b. January 24, 1943). It includes new material inspired by the last LA tour. Written and performed by This American Blonde Actress, Jen Danby (THE BLONDE BOMBSHELL PROJECT: MARILYN MONROE, Nina in SEAGULL69, an adaptation by Mississippi Mud of Chekhov's SEAGULL set in LA in summer 1969), and developed by research into videos, virtual explorations, books, pictures, interviews, films, and trekking through LA, it's a celebration of love and a Valentine. SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN is a playful and tender one-woman odyssey set as an imagined TV interview in Heaven.
"As writer and star of Sharon Tate in Heaven, Danby executes a breathless 95 minute performance...stunning..it's a tour de force...an engaging, breathless ride through a show business figure's soul." -- John Blenn, LIVE Magazine
"This is a play well done. Jen Danby captures Sharon's essence, sweetness, and kindness. I was able to actually hear Sharon's voice in this well acted interpretation. Beautifully brilliant." -- Debra Tate, Sharon Tate's sister
"A haunting performance...poignant and moving" -- KudaGo.com New York
"Cleverly and brilliantly done. SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN. We were in Heaven." -- Sissy Gamache, "The Sissy Gamache Show," MNN Channel 56, Time-Warner
"Jen Danby completely disappeared inside the character. I saw Sharon Tate, not Miss Danby. That's the way. She was living it, being it." -- Jack Hofsiss, Tony Winning Broadway Director, THE ELEPHANT MAN; Film/TV Director: I'M DANCING AS FAST AS I CAN and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF with Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones
"I love Jen's Sharon. Jen has found a whole new way of acting and working on a role with her work on Sharon. This is an affinity. This is a match made in heaven." -- Austin Pendleton, Obie Willing and Tony Nominated Director and Drama Desk Renaissance Man of the American Theatre award winner, director of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN
"SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN is a unique and compelling piece of theater by an artist who is both a skillful writer and a talented actress. Jen Danby lets Sharon talk; she simply talks. Her talk, however, is filled with both the experience of a particular woman and the hopes, longings, frustrations and fears of all of us...Stunning." -- Geoffrey Owens, actor, Broadway's ROMEO AND JULIET with Orlando Bloom, THE COSBY SHOW
Mississippi Mud Productions is a Made in the USA theatre and film company, working with artists from around the world. Mississippi Mud Productions is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit 501(c)(3).
Artistic director Jen Danby started acting at the age of 5. She says "Acting is just in your blood. You know if it is calling you and Mississippi Mud was born with actors who wanted to play. When Mud was christened on Thanskgiving Day 2009, a core reason for the name was the Southern folklore that the Mississippi River came to be because when the world was made there was all this extra water and it became the Mississippi. For me, this is the American Dream in the Mud."
As Dennis Hopper told James Dean on the set of GIANT, "Don't pretend to drink the coffee. Drink it!" Do. That's what Mud is, a space to Do, in work, laboratory, gym, ensemble. And that's Giant.
And as Lord Byron says in Tennessee Williams' Camino Real, "Make voyages! Attempt them...there's nothing else."