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HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr

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Event Type: On Stage, Drama


Written & Performed by HEATHER MASSIE

Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman in the world. She invented frequency hopping and spread spectrum technology that makes the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cell phone in your pocket, she was there!

Fresh from tours in the US, Ireland, Zimbabwe and around South Africa, actor and writer HEATHER MASSIE brings THE LIFE & INVENTIONS OF HEDY LAMARR to Sandton for a limited two week run!
The show features the unexpected scientific genius of Hollywood screen star and inventor Hedy Lamarr. Known as `the most beautiful woman in the world`, Lamarr also invented technology for torpedoes during WWII that is now used in cell phones, WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth. Written and performed by HEATHER MASSIE, its mission is to inspire audiences to find ways to make the world a better place, to encourage young women in science and technology, and to establish Hedy Lamarr as a role model for intelligence and ingenuity.

Massie has toured the show throughout the United States, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Sweden, and Italy to theatres, festivals, science centres, technology conferences, universities, schools, and museums, garnering 12 awards and critical acclaim. It has featured aboard the USS Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in NYC; at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin, Ireland for the Inspirefest 2018 technology conference; and at the Harare International Festival of the Arts in Harare, Zimbabwe, and the Intwasa Arts Festival in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, both sponsored by the US Embassy Zimbabwe. Earlier this year Ms. Massie presented the show in Rome, Italy with the OnStage! Festival, followed by a tour of four theatres in the Counties of Kerry, Limerick and Cork in Ireland.

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