THE TRIAL OF JANE FONDA
Anne is returning to the UK to play Jane Fonda in The Trial of Jane Fonda, a role she previously portrayed when it debuted at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 2014.
The play opens at London's Park Theatre July 14, and runs through Aug. 20, 2016.
The play revolves around the true story of a trip that Jane Fonda took to North Vietnam in 1972, where she is photographed laughing and clapping, astride an anti-aircraft gun, designed to shoot down American planes. Overnight the soldiers' sexy pin-up becomes “Hanoi Jane”; traitor to her country and betrayer of those very young men. The play is set iin Waterbury, CT in 1988, when bitter demonstrations by veterans halt filming on a movie co-starring Fonda and Robert De Niro. Determined to stop her past dictating her future, she requests a meeting and enters a room full of angry men for whom the war still rages. The actual content of the meeting was never divulged. The play conjectures what battles were likely fought in that encounter.
Anne was previously seen in the West End as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. Her other extensive stage credits include A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking (Off Broadway), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Poison Tree (Mark Taper Forum) and The Vagina Monologues (L.A.).
Writer Terry Jastrow has produced and/or directed the television coverage of some of the world’s most important sporting events including six Olympic Games, The Super Bowl, 62 major championships of golf including the Open Championship. The plays he has written and directed include As if it Mattersat the Beverly Hills Playhouse, Eight One Acts over Two Nights at The Acting Center, Hollywood, California, and The Vaginal Lock at the Skylight Theatre, Los Angeles.
It is directed by Joe Harmston, with set design by Sean Cavanagh, sound design and music by Matthew Bugg, video projection design by Louise Rhoades-Brown, lighting by Tony Simpson and costumes by Roberto Surace. It is produced by Acute Theatre Limited and Dann Moss in association with Park Theatre.
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