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ABOUT DIETRICH RIDES AGAIN
It's 1992. Marlene Dietrich is dead. She returns to tell the story of her life. From Berlin to Hollywood, from Hollywood to the WWII war front from the WWII war front to around the world. A one-woman show with music that tells us about a timeless struggle for acceptance. A timely story of a woman's power. The mystery. The history. An enduring icon of feminine strength back in the spotlight for a new generation. Gender fluidity. Female empowerment. Standing up to bullies. She wore the pants. She called the shots. In a world where men in power are toppling, it's good to remember a woman who was always on top. If she were around today, the Hollywood men's club might have toppled sooner. Dietrich. A legend.
ABOUT THE STAR
It's 1993. Justyna Kostek is born in Opoczno, Poland, five hours away from Berlin. Very quickly theatre becomes her passion. She follows it to Copenhagen, Denmark where she studies in Commedia and Drama School and founds her own traveling theatre company (Atelier Teatral), directing and acting in plays that are performed in festivals across Europe. While studying in Denmark she creates an experimental theatre piece about a Wagner piano, which makes her fall in love with connecting music and theatre. She follows that love to New York City, the city of musicals. Since she arrived in NYC she has established a theatre company Just More Theatre Inc.; directed and starred in the musical comedy Helen of Troy, NY; starred and directed in Women of History Fashion Show; played a lead in the musical comedy, Bound to Rise and Charlotta in the musical comedy Mr. Chekhov & Mr. Porter, both at Medicine Show Theatre and performed multiple roles in comedy musical The Cheating Flea with the Polish Theatre Institute for kids throughout NY, NJ, PA & CT. Justyna also teaches theatre and public speaking to children in Waldo School, Jersey City.
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WHAT REVIEWERS SAY
"Dietrich Rides Again has writing that is intelligent, evocative, sharply funny and respectful of a life that combined glamour, European sophistication and unshakeable political conviction and bears comparison with John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Morons, now on Broadway, because both plays are teaching us about forgotten values and history.
— Times Union
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