Second Guess Theatre Company is premiering Hollywood Babylon, written and directed by Second Guess founder Joe Landry, March 26-April 10 at MTC Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East. The show, loosely based on "The Wizard of Oz" and "A Star is Born," follows Dorothy (inspired by Judy Garland) a girl from Kansas who has dreams of being a movie star. Upon her arrival in Hollywood she encounters some of Hollywood's biggest upcoming talents. She also sees and becomes a part of some of the most notorious scandals, including a few made-up ones. It is through this interaction that she and the other characters learn that fame has a price.
The cast includes Jennifer Doorly as Dorothy, Nancy Elyne Brier as Gloria Swanson, Tom Petrone as Max, Michael Fass as James Dean, and Shelley Marsh as Marilyn Monroe. Also featured are John R. Smith, Jim Moscater and Rosanne Nelson.
Hollywood Babylon tickets are $12 and are available by calling (203) 227-3981. Second Guess is on the web at http://www.secondguess.com
-- By Angelica Roderick