Triangle Theatre kicks off its new season with Looped!, the story of a recording session with diva Tallulah Bankhead that took place in the mid 60’s when everyone already knew Tallulah’s name and her story.
She had dominated the talent industry, from talk shows to plays, and movies including one she’d done with Alfred Hitchcock. She was the center of attention and the center of controversy. Nobody stole the spotlight like Bankhead, making her all the more troublesome to her political and powerful family.
Looped is the story of a summer day in 1965 when an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead steps into the recording studio to tape one line of dialogue for her latest movie Die! Die! My Darling! It takes 8 hours, but she finally gets it.
In between takes, Tallulah (played by Margie Boulé) tells her story while popping pills and pouring herself a few drinks. The fed up film editor, Danny Miller (David Sargent), cautiously tells his story too. Of course Bankhead’s outsized personality dominates the play, but the sub-plot involves her battle of wills with Miller, the lucky man selected to work that particular session. There’s humor in truth, and a sad truth behind the humor.
Looped! is presented at The Sanctuary at Sandy Plaza, 1785 NE Sandy Blvd. Thursdays-Saturdays, September 3 to 26 at 7:30 pm. Sunday matinees at 2 pm. For tickets/information: 503.239.5919 or www.trianglepro.org. All seats are reserved.