The Hamilton Spectator
Nonnie Griffin as Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn-After.
Photo by Yuri Dojc.
Baby Gumm Productions
Baby Gumm Productions was pleased to present Canadian theatre legend Nonnie Griffin in her one-woman show, Marilyn-After. The play imagines Marilyn Monroe coming back to life fifty years after her death to tell us about her life, her loves and her untimely passing.
Nonnie Griffin, the 82 year old star of stage and screen, has been praised for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe. The play was originally directed by Peggy Mahon.
"Marilyn Monroe continues to fascinate people of all ages, even some fifty years after her death," says Griffin. "No other actress has held such a place in the affections of the public. To this day, people remain grieved and baffled by her sudden death in 1962. She was just 36 years of age."
Griffin, who bears a striking resemblance to Monroe, brings her effortlessly to life in an evening of shocking truths, mitigated by touches of wit and humour, for which Monroe was famous.
Nonnie Griffin is indelibly remembered for her performances in such Toronto stage productions as Hello Dolly!, Waiting For The Parade and The Sea. Canadian television audiences may recognize Nonnie from her roles on numerous series, including King of Kensington, Doc, RoboCop, Forever Knight, Street Legal and Polka Dot Door.
Marilyn-After has played to enthusiastic crowds and standing ovations in Hamilton, Stratford, London, Kitchener, Collingwood and Toronto. In 2015, Ms. Griffin wowed the audience with her performance in Marilyn-After on Theatre Row in New York City as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival, helping Baby Gumm to win the award for Best International Show.
Ms. Griffin appears with the permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.