Cincy Fringe 2022 Proudly Presents HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

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A True Story of Hollywood Glamour & Scientific Genius

The 22x Award-Winning, Internationally Acclaimed NYC Play
Written & Performed by Heather Massie
Cincy Fringe Festival – Cincinnati, OH – June 5-11, 2022

“Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than ‘The Most Beautiful Woman in the World’. She invented Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology that makes the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!” 

Cincinnati, OH – Cincy Fringe 2022 is proud to present HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr in their Primary Line Up from June 5-11, 2022.

Fulbright Specialist and NYC artist Heather Massie will deliver her Ohio debut of her 22x Award-Winning, Internationally Acclaimed New York City show. The show celebrates the unexpected scientific genius of Viennese-born Hollywood screen siren and inventor Hedy Lamarr.

Known as the ‘Most Beautiful Woman in the World’, Lamarr spent her spare time in Hollywood inventing technology for torpedoes during WWII.  Also known as Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology, her invention is used today in cell phones, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

Portraying 30+ characters in this solo play, Massie enchants the audience as Hedy Lamarr, along with Jimmy Stewart, Bette Davis, Louis B Mayer, and more! Hedy is summoned to unearth the truth behind how a glamorous actress could create an invention which launched today’s wireless technology revolution!

Playing at The Art Academy,  Room 204 (A204), at 1212 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH on Sunday 6/5 @ 5:30 PM; Tuesday 6/7 @ 9:00 PM; Wednesday 6/8 @ 7:15 PM; Thursday 6/9 @ 7:15 PM; and Saturday 6/11 @ 7:15 PM, with a showtime of 60 minutes.

General Admission Tickets are $16, and Love Your Artists Tickets are $20.

Tickets & Information Here: www.CincyFringe.com/Hedy

Show Blurb:
Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than ‘The Most Beautiful Woman in the World’. She invented Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology that makes the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!

The Show:
HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr celebrates the unexpected scientific genius of Viennese-born Hollywood screen siren and inventor Hedy Lamarr. Known as the ‘Most Beautiful Woman in the World’, Lamarr spent her spare time in Hollywood inventing technology for torpedoes during WWII.  Also known as Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology, her invention is used today in cell phones, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Portraying 30+ characters in this solo play, Massie enchants the audience as Hedy Lamarr, along with Jimmy Stewart, Bette Davis, Louis B Mayer, and more! Hedy is summoned to unearth the truth behind how a glamorous actress could create an invention which launched today’s wireless technology revolution! The show premiered Off Broadway in 2016 on Theatre Row, and has since toured throughout the United States, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sweden, Ukraine, Italy, Iceland, and Finland garnering 22 awards and critical acclaim. Written and performed by Fulbright Specialist Heather Massie, its mission is to inspire audiences to make the world a better place, especially to encourage young women in science and technology, and to establish Hedy Lamarr as a role model for intelligence, ingenuity, and invention.

The Performer:
Having studied Astrophysics with dreams of becoming an astronaut, Heather Massie marries her loves of art and science in the person of Hedy Lamarr. She studied Astrophysics at the University of Virginia with dreams of becoming an astronaut, before studying Theatre Arts in the Virginia Tech School of the Arts and becoming a professional actress in NYC and throughout the US. She has toured the world with her show HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr garnering 22 awards and critical acclaim. She brings the show to theatres, arts festivals, science festivals, science centers, technology conferences, museums, universities, schools, Jewish centers, STEM & STEAM Events, and cultural and scientific organizations throughout the United States and around the world.  In 2019 she served as a Fulbright Specialist with a tour of the show through South Africa sponsored by the US State Department, World Learning, and the US Embassy South Africa.

Full bio here: www.heathermassie.com/heather-massie/

Reviews:

  • “Captivating.”  –  The Huffington Post
  • “Effervescent” – Silicon Republic
  • “Fascinating”  – Belfast Times
  • “Highly inventive”  – The Irish News
  • “Richly realized”  – Blogcritics Magazine
  • “Highly entertaining”  – Splash Magazine
  • “Magnetic performance”  – Theater Scene
  • “Exceptionally talented”  – MD Theatre Guide
  • “Lively & enlightening” – Sarasota Herald-Tribune
  • “Remarkable”  – Theatre in the Now
  • “Gorgeous”  – Total Theater

22 Awards Including:

  • US Embassy Sweden Grant – Sweden
  • Mid Atlantic Arts – Turku, Finland
  • UMEZ – Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Grant – NYC
  • US Embassy Iceland Grant – Reykjavík, Iceland
  • The Maine Award – RVK Fringe, Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Audience Choice – IndyFringe, Indiana
  • Sold Out Award – IndyFringe, Indiana
  • Fulbright Specialist – South Africa
  • Best Performance – PRO.ACT Fest, Ukraine
  • Character Actor Award & Maine Award – RVK Fringe, Iceland
  • Best Actress – Galway Fringe, Ireland
  • US Embassy Zimbabwe Grant – Intwasa Arts Festival, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • US Embassy Zimbabwe Grant – Harare International Festival of the Arts, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Outstanding Performance – Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, NYC
  • Best Actress – SaraSolo Festival, Florida
  • Audience Choice – Shenandoah Fringe, Virginia
  • Festival Bestseller – United Solo Festival, NYC

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