Norma Jeane Baker of Troy, a new spoken and sung performance piece by poet, essayist, and scholar Anne Carson, opened at New York City's newest arts venue, The Shed, on April 9.
Based on the stories of two famously beautiful women—Helen of Troy and Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane)—the production stars Ben Whishaw and Renée Fleming.
Written by Carson, Norma Jeane Baker of Troy features music by Paul Clarke and direction by Katie Mitchell. Performances began April 6 in The Shed's Griffin Theater, and are scheduled through May 19.
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Set in 1964, Norma Jean Baker of Troy sees an office manager hire one of his stenographers to come in at night and type out his adaptation of Euripides’ Helen, but his obsession with the recently dead Marilyn Monroe kidnaps the translation.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit TheShed.org.