LOS ANGELES — “Goodbye Marilyn: A Love Letter,” set for its world premiere in Los Angeles, September 5 through October 12, has announced that its opening night is sold out.
To celebrate, the producers of the stage production have deemed its Sunday, September 7 performance to be “Pay What You Can,” for any who attend.
“I am so thrilled that we are sold out for opening night,” says Michael Phillips, the writer and director of “Goodbye Marilyn.” “The support we are receiving makes all the hard work so very worth it.”
The Sunday matinee show will also feature a post-performance Q&A with the cast.
“Art belongs to everyone, and money should never be an obstacle,” continues Phillips, about the Sunday “Pay What You Can” performance. “I want everyone to have a chance to experience the magic.”
“Goodbye Marilyn” explores the last night of Marilyn Monroe’s life, attempting to show her not as a celebrity, but as a complex human being filled with humor, sadness, and grace. A character-driven piece featuring the iconic blonde, Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, it attempts to make emotional sense of the last night of Marilyn’s life.
A recently discovered, never-before-seen picture of iconic beauty Marilyn Monroe will be unveiled at intermission of each show during the run of the show. The image, from a private collection and loaned to the production for public viewing during the show run, is a photograph taken in Banff, Canada in 1953. Marilyn fostered a relationship with the photographer after he gave her a book of poetry — the same book on her nightstand the day she passed away.
“Goodbye Marilyn: A Love Letter” will be at the Working Stage Theatre, 1516 N. Gardner Street, in West Hollywood, Calif. Shows will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite.
For more information, visit www.goodbyemarilyn.com.