GARDEN OF ALLA: The Alla Nazimova Story
Written and Performed by Romy Nordlinger
Directed by Lorca Peress
Original Score and Sound Design by Nick T. Moore
Video Design by Adam Burns
June 17 – 26, 2022
Fri-Sat, June 17-18 and 23-25 at 7:30 pm
Sun, June 19 and 26 at 5:00 pm
With pre-show musical entertainment by Les Trois Gitans (Jonah Kreitner, violin; Felix Hartley, bass; Zach Winters, guitar) on June 17, 18, and 19.
$15 student (a valid ID required)
$25 general admission
$40 cocktail table seating (includes a complimentary drink)
The 1920s was the time of flappers, flamboyance, and the face of Alla Nazimova! Garden of Alla, an original multimedia solo show, tells the story of perhaps the most famous star you’ve never heard of and one of the most visionary artists of the 20th century: trailblazing lesbian iconoclast Alla Nazimova. A Jewish immigrant who escaped Tsarist Crimea, she went on to become a Broadway megastar, silent film legend, and one of the first female directors and producers in Hollywood. Her infamous Garden of Alla on Sunset Boulevard hosted the who’s who of Hollywood’s literati and glitterati, where the stars came ‘out’. In Garden of Alla, Nazimova raises her voice once more to tell it like it was… and still is.
The immersive video and haunting original score envelop the performer in a panoramic live silent movie, echoing Nazimova’s visionary, larger-than-life, iconic story. The show was last seen at the Cutting Room and on Theater Row at Theater 555. Earlier shows include the Kennedy Center, the Players Club, 59E59, HERE, Dixon Place, and the Edinburgh Fringe.
For more information about the show, the artists, and the story of Alla Nazimova, visit www.gardenofalla.com
COVID 19: Boosters and KN95 masks are required to enter the venue. Masks will be also available at the door. The safety of our audience and artist is a priority. Thank you for helping us keep Theaterlab a safe space for everyone.
Praise for the show
“Romy Nordlinger is brilliant in the role of Alla Nazimova, a true trailblazer for the LGBTQ community. This is a show that should have a long life in the theatre. An outstanding production.” – Broadway World
“This enlightening production’s currency is chilling. A superb, striking must-see. It is in aligning the past with the present that this production is its most trenchant, vital, and significant for our time. A clarion call for us never to give up.” – Theater Pizzazz