- Note: In addition to this ticket, all festival guests must have a RVK Fringe wristband, which are always available for 1000 ISK online or at the door. The wristband is valid throughout the festival and offers various discounts.
"HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr" A True Story of Hollywood Glamour & Scientific Genius Written & Performed by Heather Massie
The 17x Award-Winning, Internationally Acclaimed, Hit New York City show comes to RVK!
“Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the ‘Most Beautiful Woman in the World’. She invented Frequency-Hopping 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!”
“Captivating” The Huffington Post
"Effervescent” Silicon Republic
“Inspiring” Broadway World
“Fascinating” Belfast Times
“Highly inventive” The Irish News
“Remarkable” Theatre in the Now
“Irresistible” Artslink South Africa
Hedy Lamarr, Hollywood film star of the 1930s-1950s, supported the Allied Forces during WWII by inventing The Secret Communication System to make torpedo guidance unjammable. Now known as Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum Technology, her invention is used in cell phones, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth and more!
Fulbright Specialist Heather Massie brings Hedy to life while interacting with the audience and playing 30+ other characters in Hedy’s life including Jimmy Stewart, George Sanders, Bette Davis and Louis B. Mayer. The audience summons Hedy to unearth the truth behind how a glamorous actress could create an invention which is invaluable today!
Best Performance - PRO-ACT Fest, Ukraine
Outstanding Performance - Planet Connections, NYC
Audience Choice Award - IndyFringe, Indiana
Best Actress Galway Fringe, Ireland
Audience Choice Award - Shenandoah Fringe, Virginia
Best Actress - SaraSolo Festival, Florida