"Inside Private Lives" goes behind the headlines into the very private lives of public personas. The audience is part of the action, as they are encouraged to confront and challenge the likes of cult leaders, celebrities, political operatives, sports figures and other notorious newsmakers of the 20th century. Scandals and secrets are revealed. Six controversial figures are featured at every performance, and with a gallery of over 15 characters, every show is different.
Creator/Producer Kristin Stone says, "I am thrilled to bring “Inside Private Lives” back for our Los Angeles’ audiences. We anticipate each performance with great enthusiasm, as every night is always filled with surprises!"
Jimmy Carter's good-'ol-boy brother Billy
Carter, who considered himself the president's last best hope in
his 1980 re-election bid (Bryan
Dillinger, notorious Chicago bank robber of the 1930's. Was he a
dangerous criminal, or a modern-day Robin Hood? (Jade
Gould, eccentric and brilliant Canadian pianist and composer, is regarded
as the greatest musician of his time. He was equally famous for his strange behavior
and distaste for public performance which led to him retiring from concert appearances
in 1964 at the young age of 34. (Rick
Helmsley, billionaire New York City hotel operator and real estate
investor convicted of tax evasion and other crimes. Her flamboyance and reputation
for tyrannical behavior earned her the nickname "Queen of Mean."
Landers, celebrated advice-dispensing columnist and estranged twin
of "Dear Abby," syndicated in newspapers across America for 45 years (Diana
1960s counterculture icon Timothy
Leary is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic and spiritual
benefits of LSD. He coined and popularized the catch phrase "Turn on, tune in,
drop out." (Fred Cross)
Phillips, the first woman to win an Oscar as a producer, who then
went on to write a blistering no-holds-barred autobiography about her experiences
in Hollywood titled You'll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again.
Sands, the I.R.A. activist who starved himself to death in protest
against abuse of political prisoners by the British (Paul
Schott, who owned the Cincinnati Reds baseball team for fifteen years
and was suspended by Major League Baseball for her public expression of racist
Simpson, the twice-divorced American for whom King Edward VIII (see
above) abdicated the British throne, and whom he married six months later. Wallis
was the first to be named Woman of The Year by Time Magazine, and is credited
with coining the phrase "A woman can never be too rich or too thin" (Sheila
Wise, the "First Lady" of Tupperware who, by inventing the famous
"party plan" marketing system, made sure that Tupperware's burping seal echoed
in kitchens all over America and that women stayed at home to hear it (Eileen
Each actor has meticulously researched the historical facts behind each character he/she has scripted and plays.
This will be a unique theatrical experience, one that audience members would be unlikely to have anywhere else in Los Angeles in the current season, as controversial people of recent history come alive and interact with them.
DISCLAIMER: The real-life figures as portrayed in Inside Private Lives are the actors' artistic interpretations and are not meant to be fully factual representations of real events in the subjects' lives.
(subject to change)
Aimee Semple MacPherson
King Edward VIII (Duke of Windsor)
Wallis Simpson (Dutchess of Windsor)
King Edward the VIII (Duke of Windsor)
Aimee Semple McPherson
Sept. 19th - 7:00pm
Sept. 20th - 5:30pm
Christine Jorgensen (transgendered pioneer) Timothy Leary (LSD guru)
Jane Roberts (channeler of entity "Seth")
Wallis Simpson (American social climber)
Bettie Page (pin-up queen)
Timothy Leary (LSD guru)
Ann Landers (advice columnist)
Tupac Shakur (rapper)
* Characters subject to change
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