Award-winning chanteuse Onalea Gilbertson conjures a fever dream into the heart, mind and soul of Mata Hari exotic dance and courtesan, whose scandalous career took her from the bedrooms of the aristocracy to the mud soaked trenches of No Mans Land
An international sensation- Mata Hari went from being the most desired woman in Europe to its most despised when she was arrested by the French for espionage. She was sentenced to death by firing squad on somewhat dubious and flimsy evidence
A mesmerizing performance and electrifying score transport us back to the salacious salons and sinister cabarets of Imperial Europe – to a time when society, incapable of recognizing its own shadows, projected its darkest impulses and fear onto one woman: Mata Hari- Mistress Of The Kama Sutra. Mata Hari High Priestess of the Temple of Love. Mata Hari The Most Notorious Spy In History?
One of the 20th century’s most misunderstood women gets her chance at redemption in this one woman tour de force. Conceived and Composed by David Rhymer.
New York Production/Direction by Peter Schnieder: The Lion King (NYC) and Sister Act (London)
“Gilbertson’s voice bristles with intelligence …”
Huffington Post Best Of Theater List For 2013
“David Rhymer’s music combines the elegance of art song with the vitality of musical theatre… masterful compositions are on ample display… enthralling”
“Spellbinding. Mata Hari’s haunting music plus one fabulous performance make this a hit.
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