Sanderson's Dottie Hope, a Child of the '70s, Comes to Life at LaMaMa March 28

News   Sanderson's Dottie Hope, a Child of the '70s, Comes to Life at LaMaMa March 28
 
Broadway's Andrew Asnes and Anastasia Barzee will co-direct the LaMaMa staging of Laurie Sanderson's autobiographical play Dottie Hope beginning March 28.

Dottie Hope, the pen name Sanderson assumed as a five-year-old in her letters to God, tells of a young woman whose life is turned upside down by a pool shark father. Sanderson, a Hells Kitchen native, becomes seduced by the glamour of Studio 54 where she meets Andy Warhol and becomes the first Fiorucci girl at the age of 16. Sanderson stars in the title role.

Asnes, a Broadway performer whose credits include Jumpers and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, has also become a fixture behind the scenes, associate producing Legally Blonde, The Color Purple and serving as assistant choreographer for the original production of Big River.

Barzee is known for her roles in the Broadway companies of Miss Saigon, Jekyll & Hyde, Urinetown and Henry IV. She's currently in Take Me Along at Irish Repertory Theatre.

Sanderson made her screen debut in Burt Reynolds' trilogy "Hostage Hotel." She has performed at such venues as The Actors Studio, Greenwich St. Theatre, Irish Arts Center, Stella Adler Studio, and Playwrights Horizons Studio.

The creative team for Dottie Hope includes Brian Nason (set and lighting design) and Bart Fasbender (sound design). The limited engagement runs March 28-April 6. Tickets are available by calling (212) 475-7710 or by visiting www.lamama.org.

LaMaMa e.t.c. is located at 74A East 4th Street in Manhattan.

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