Tucson, AZ---The Invisible Theatre is pleased to present HEDY, THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR in a limited engagement from December 6-10. Written by and starring Heather Massie, the play tells the true story of Hollywood glamour and scientific genius. Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen was more than “The most beautiful woman in the world.” She was also a brilliant scientist. Lamarr stored away knowledge of munitions while married to Austrian arms dealer, Friedrich “Fritz” Mandl. She employed this knowledge to support the US Navy’s war effort during World War II by inventing The Secret Communication System with composer George Antheil, which made torpedoes more accurate. Also referred to as frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology, her invention is used today in cell phones, Wi-Fi, CDMA, GPS, Bluetooth, and a myriad of other wireless systems.
Massie wrote and developed "HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr" to combine her love of theatre and the sciences, while also illuminating a little-known piece of history. Massie’s portrayal is a mesmerizing celebration of this extraordinary woman. In the internationally acclaimed play that has wowed audiences around the globe. A 2019 Fulbright Specialist, Massie has performed from Egypt to Zimbabwe, Ireland to Arkansas, Virginia to Iceland, Maine to Switzerland, and many locales in between. Massie’s mission is to inspire audiences, to encourage young women in science and technology and to establish Hedy Lamarr as a role model for intelligence. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.invisibletheatre.com/
December 11 - The Invisible Theatre’s 52nd Season is Dedicated to the Vibrant Memory of Mary Ann Stubbs
Mary Ann Stubbs was a Tucson icon. Her generosity and arts advocacy has impacted the Greater Tucson community for decades. She has been a driving force at Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, University of Arizona Museum of Art, and University of Arizona Dance Partners to name just a few. In addition, she has lent her support to Angel Charity for Children. She created the Robert Carroll Stubbs Career Development Suite in memory of her beloved husband and established the Mary Ann Stubbs Fellowship program at the UArizona Rogers College of Law. Mary Ann has been an integral part of the Invisible Theatre for over thirty years and has opened her home and heart in every way imaginable. Her love and memory lives on in our hearts. There will be a celebration of Mary Ann’s life on December 11, 2023, at 5 PM at Invisible Theatre 1400 North First Avenue, 85719. Seating is very limited. Please contact Suz@invisibletheatre.com to secure your space.
About The Invisible Theatre
The Invisible Theatre (IT) of Tucson, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, has been dedicated to producing quality theatre and arts education experiences for all facets of the community in an intimate setting that showcases local professional talent and guest artists for 52 years. Started in 1971 as an arena for local playwrights, the theatre has expanded its programs to include adaptations of classics and recent Off-Broadway plays and musicals, while continuing to encourage new playwrights through both full productions and stage readings.
Under the leadership of Managing Artistic Director Susan Claassen and Associate Artistic Directors James Blair and Betsy Kruse Craig and Executive Administrator Alayna Voutsas, IT is strongly committed to community service and outreach programs. The Invisible Theatre is located at 1400 N. First Avenue (at Drachman), Tucson, AZ 85719. For additional information visit www.invisibletheatre.com or call 520-882-9721.
Covid Protocols: The health and safety of our artists, audiences and staff continues to be our top priority. While masks, full vaccination and booster shots are no longer required, these health and safety measures are subject to change, at Invisible Theatre’s sole discretion and are based on evolving health and safety guidance and conditions.