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Hedy Lamarr and Frequency-Hopping (Dream Up 2019)

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Entertaining, Slow, Ambitious, Clever

About the show

A bioplay about the famed film and TV actress who co-invented a technology that might have contributed to victory in World War II. Part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. More…

From the show:

Movie Star Hedy Lamarr and her partner, Composer George Antheil Invent and Patent Frequency-Hopping in 1941, A system of electronics used today in our cell phones, Wi-fi, Drones and Satellites, A Billion Dollar Industry.

Married to a weapons industrialist, Hedy heard about Wartime weapons. She wanted her invention to be anti-nazi submarines and submitted it to the navy during World War 2 where it was rejected.

Although a millionaire, with 6 husbands, 3 Children she dies unrecognized for the invention alone, in debt, and heartbroken.


Member Reviews (11)

MEMBERS SAY:

Disappointing, Entertaining, Slow, Ambitious, Clever

71
Relevant, Insipid, Quirky, Entertaining, Clever

See it if to learn a little about her contribution to the science & her disappointment on initial rejection & a bit more about her personal life.

Don't see it if lots of scene changes, breaking the fourth wall, lighting changes or background sounds interfering w/hearing accented voice are not for you.

79
Great writing, Refreshing, Delightful, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you're a fan of Hedy Lamar and would like some interesting background info about her.

Don't see it if you're not interested in the late, great movie stars. Don't enjoy small theater performances

Also Interesting show highlighting the mostly unknown scientific talents of... Read more Read less

84
Great acting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You are interested in the life of Heddy Lamar and the life of women in acting of that era.

Don't see it if You dislike what is basically a low budget solo show with two supporting actors who play multiple roles with varying degrees of proficiency

Also I thought the main actress was terrific doing what amounted to a solo ... Read more Read less

80
Engaging, Great acting, Clever

See it if You enjoy good acting in a small setting. If you a fan of old Hollywood and little known stories.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fast paced “big” production.

72
Slow, Educational, Entertaining

See it if You don’t know the biography of Hedy Lamar

Don't see it if You do know the biography of Hedy Lamar


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