Dirty Blonde

Date: September 18, 2008 — October 19, 2008

Written by Claudia Shear
Directed by Emily Swanson


Jo, an aspiring actress, and Charlie, a film archivist, are passionate Mae West fans who meet at their idol’s gravesite.  As they come to know and love one another, flashbacks reveal Mae West’s own incredible, self-inventing drive from relative obscurity to outrageous sex symbol.  A bawdy comedy with music—New York Times reviewer Ben Brantley called Dirty Blonde a “smart, tough, and tender-hearted comedy…hands down the best new American play of the season.”

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Special Appearance Contract.


‘Dirty Blonde’ sweeping success

“When Cape Rep Theatre’s production of “Dirty Blonde” is good, it’s very good and when it’s “bad,” it’s hilarious.” – Cape Cod Times

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Dirty Blonde is just the right shade of wonderful

“If Mae West were still around, she’d surely invite you to come up and see her sometime. She may be gone but her spirit lives on in Cape Rep Theatre’s fabulous presentation of Claudia Shear’s Dirty Blonde and you should run, not walk, to get your tickets for this performance while they last.” – Barnstable Patriot

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Mae West lives as a “Dirty Blonde”

“She walks like her, she talks like her. Trish LaRose would steal the show as Mae West in Cape Cod Repertory Theatre’s rendition of “Dirty Blonde” if fellow actors Dan Greenwood and Ethan Paulini weren’t so good.” – Cape Codder

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