Dassel: Unsinkable Women

19apr7:00 pmDassel: Unsinkable Women

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Location

Dassel Area Historical Society and History Museum

961 1st St N

Time

(Friday) 7:00 pm(GMT-05:00)

Event Details

Based on actual diaries, letters and interviews, Unsinkable Women brings to life nine famous figures from the Titanic.
Unsinkable Women offers vivid portrayals with wigs, costume and props from an authentic 1912 wardrobe truck punctuated with period songs from vaudeville numbers to Victor Herbert’s “Toyland”.
Deborah Jean Templin transforms from character to character in full view of the audience. Internationally acclaimed as a remarkable tour-de-force, Unsinkable Women has been called “the most affecting and truthful version of the Titanic story to date.”
Based on actual diaries, letters and interviews, Unsinkable Women brings to life nine famous figures including Madeline Astor (the beautiful teenage bride of John Jacob Astor, one of the wealthiest men in America) and Margaret Tobin Brown- the “Unsinkable Molly” herself – whose account of the Titanic’s final moments brings the evening to its dramatic climax. Characters who share their stories of tragedy and triumph include stewardess Violet Jessop (who tells of the friendships and loves of the below-decks serving crew) and Nora, an English music hall performer on her way to New York to appear in American vaudeville.

With musical underscoring and accompaniment on compact disc created by musical director C. Colby Sachs, choreography by Broadway veteran Ron Schwinn, nine sumptuous period costumes designed by Sara Jablon and direction by Nancy Robillard Unsinkable Women offers vivid portrayals, punctuated with period songs from vaudeville numbers to Victor Herbert’s “Toyland”. Drawing wigs, costume and props from an authentic 1912 wardrobe truck while on stage, Ms. Templin transforms herself, shifting from character to character in full view of the audience. Internationally acclaimed as a remarkable tour-de-force, Unsinkable Women has been called “the most affecting and truthful version of the Titanic story to date.”

“With this vibrant and engaging piece of intimate theatre, Deborah Jean Templin has captured a vital snapshot of social and musical history. Unsinkable Women reveals the ambition and tragedy of the Titanic in a way that no other vehicle has. It should not be missed!” — DR. KEN CERNIGLIA, DRAMATURG, HADESTOWN, 2019 Tony Award for Best Musical

DEBORAH JEAN TEMPLIN (Writer/Performer) is a New York based award-winning actress who has played in 150 stage productions and 40 films. Her national tours include Mamma Mia!, Titanic, Baby and Annie. Recent television appearance includes Gotham, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and What Would You Do? Her production Unsinkable Women: Stories and Songs from the Titanic has played both in the US and abroad. Recent appearances include Martha Watson in White Christmas, Bird Woman/ Miss Andrew in Mary Poppins, Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! and she is delighted to reprise the role of Florence Foster Jenkins in Souvenir! At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, she portrayed Auschwitz survivor Fania Fenelon (Vanessa Redgrave’s film role) in Arthur Miller’s Playing for Time. She has served as a Resident Professional Theatre Associate on the faculty of Cornell University, Susquehanna University and New York’s School for Film and Television. Her awards include the Los Angeles Arts Council’s Richard Burton Award in Acting, Philadelphia’s Barrymore Award and the New Hampshire Theatre Award. Her latest play Singing for the Cows received a Legacy Grant from the state of Minnesota. www.djtemplin.com

Friday, April 19
7:00 pm
Tickets: $20
Dassel History Center (901 1st St, Dassel, MN 55325)
Purchase tickets online: https://bit.ly/DCAAtickets
Any remaining tickets will be available at the door.
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