Nonnie Griffin, the 81 year old star of Canadian stage and screen, has performed Marilyn-After to appreciative crowds in both Toronto and Stratford, Ontario.
“Marilyn Monroe continues to fascinate people of all ages, even some 50 years after her death,” says Griffin. “No actress has ever 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 appearances 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, Forever Knight, RoboCop, Street Legal and Polka Dot Door.
Marilyn-After will be performed on January 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm at the Staircase Theatre at 27 Dundurn Street North in Hamilton. Tickets are $25, available at the door or purchase in advance online at TicketScene.ca
(Please do not call the theatre directly to purchase tickets.)