Perry Street Theatre presents the World Premiere of
A DANGEROUS PERSONALITY
A New Play by Sallie Bingham, Directed by Martin Platt
Julia Miles Theater (Women’s Project)
424 West 55th Street (west of 9th Avenue)
Running Time: 2 hrs and 15 min., including one 10 min. intermission
She explored Tibet, fought with Garibaldi, rode across India on the back of an elephant, was friends with Thomas Edison – a terror to the establishment, and a nightmare to the British Raj. Russian-born spiritualist and philosopher Helena Blavatsky lived everywhere from London to India to Hell’s Kitchen – and was (and remains) one of the most controversial figures in world religion. With her colleague, Henry Steele Olcott, she created Theosophy – the science of religion, The Secret Doctrine – Christ without the Church. Her ideas are as timely and thought-provoking now as then, and her personality and life were imagined on a colossal scale. Sallie Bingham’s new play brings this extraordinary woman, and her story to the stage.
Sallie Bingham’s published books include Transgression, Straight Man, Matron of Honor, Small Victories, After Such Knowledge, and her family memoir Passion & Prejudice. A book of poetry, Hub of the Miracle, was recently published by Sunstone Press. Her latest publication is Red Car, Sarabande Press. Her plays have been produced throughout the country including at NYC’s Women’s Project and Productions and include Milk of Paradise, In the Presence and Hopscotch. Her work has also appeared The Atlantic Monthly, Ms., and The Translantic Review. She is the founder of the Kentucky Foundation for Women.
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