We are smack dab in the middle of the 60's, every professional had a cigarette between their lips and a flask of scotch in their coats. Women were discovering their sexuality, and how and when to use it. Fashion and glamour were important, as was your status in society. This was the world Tallulah Bankhead knew, she didn't need the office relationships we see in Mad Men to be important, everyone already knew her name and knew her story.
By 1965 Tallulah had dominated the talent industry, from talk shows, to plays, to a movie with Alfred Hitchcock. She was the center of attention and center of controversy. Nobody stole the spotlight like Tallulah Bankhead. Except maybe the pills, the alcohol, and the cocaine. Tallulah was the original party girl, making her all the more troublesome to her political and powerful family.
In the summer of 1965 an inebriated Tallulah Bankhead stepped into the recording studio to tape one line of dialogue for her latest movie Die! Die! My Darling! By the 8th hour, they had finally gotten it. In between takes, Tallulah tells her story while popping pills and pouring herself a few drinks. Through honesty and hilarity, we hear her thoughts and advice about the world she once dominated. As the audience watches the show unfold, they also start to see a star fade.
[Scroll Down to View Press Articles and Audio]
"The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner." - Tallulah Bankhead
The more you know!
- Looped is a Northwest Premiere
- The show runs every Thursday-Saturday from September 3rd-26th
- Evening performances start at 7:30
- There are two Sunday performances on September 13th and 20th
- Sunday matinee performances start at 2:00
- SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH, THERE WILL BE A TALK BACK HELD IN THE AUDITORIUM AFTER THE PERFORMANCE ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE, HOSTED BY SERENITY LANE
- NO LATE SEATING FOR ANY PERFORMANCE
- You can access your tickets from your smart phone. Click here to read how!
- Our theatre provides free parking for every performance. The main lot is located on 17th & Sandy to the west side of the building. This is also our handicap entrance. The second lot is adjacent to the building on 18th & Sandy. In addition, all street parking is free.
- This season, triangle will be bringing a full bar to the theatre. We are in the process of completing paperwork and will begin expanding our concessions into our new Concession Room. Stay tuned this fall for details.
- For nearby food and beverage from outside the theatre, visit our suggestions and directory here.
- Our space fits up to 156 people with limited handicap capacity. If you need special seating accommodations, please contact immediately.
If you post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, use the hashtag #LoopedPDX in your post so we can see it! We're going to do something special this year and need your help and participation to make this work out! See you in September!
Margie Boule as
James Sharinghousen as Steve
David Sargent as Danny Miller
“People ask me what’s your theme (for the upcoming season) and I tell them, it’s got Tallulah, Ethel Merman, Liza Minelli, “What Every Girl Should Know” about teen girls in Catholic school and Heathers. I tell them the theme is women,” Horn explains. - SE Examiner
From the 1980s to the aughts, Boule was the Taylor Swift of Northwest newspaper columnists. Legions of fans commented on her stories, e-mailed her notes and wrote her actual handwritten letters. No doubt these fans — let's call 'em "Margies" — will help make "Looped" a hit here, too. - The Oregonian