Award-winning NYC show, HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, tours South Africa to Durban, Cape Town, Khayelitsha, George and Johannesburg.
“Hedy Lamarr, glamorous siren of the silver screen, was more than the most beautiful woman in the world. She invented frequency hopping and spread spectrum technology that make the world of wireless communication tick. From Austria to Hollywood, WWII, torpedoes, ecstasy, and intrigue to the very cellphone in your pocket, she was there!”
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First Shows in African Tour:
Harare International Festival of the Arts, Harare, Zimbabwe – May 3, 4 & 6, 2018 HIFA Website
Unizulu Science Centre, ZulFest Science Festival – Richards Bay, Durban, South Africa – May 9-12, 2018 www.unizulusc.org
Upcoming Shows in African Tour:
Thope Foundation – Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa – May 18, 2018
Friday, May 18 at 2PM
FREE Public Show
Molo Mhlaba School
Masibambane Hall (next to Spar/Harare Library)
Ncumo Street, Harare, Khayelitsha, 7784, Cape Town
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre – Johannesburg, South Africa – May 28 – June 1, 2018
FREE Public Shows
MONDAY May 28 @ 1PM
TUESDAY May 29 @ 11AM
WEDNESDAY May 30 @ 11AM followed by a Panel Discussion
THURSDAY May 31 @ 11AM
THURSDAY May 31 @ 6PM followed by a Speak to Scientist discussion
FRIDAY June 1 @ 11AM
FRIDAY June 1 @ 2PM (no performance at this time) Panel Discussion
Corner of Miriam Makeba St. & Helen Joseph St. (formerly President St.)
Newtown, Johannesburg, 2107 South Africa
Reservations & Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or +27(0)116398457 or +27(0)116398400 www.sci-bono.com
The award-winning, internationally-acclaimed NYC solo show, “HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr” returns to South Africa this May, showing in Durban, Cape Town, Khayelitsha, George and Johannesburg.
Written and performed by Heather Massie, its mission is to empower women, to encourage young women in science and technology, and to inspire the audience to make the world a better place.
Massie recently completed a run of the show at the Harare International Festival of the Arts in Zimbabwe, and in the ZulFest Science Festival at the Unizulu Science Centre in Richards Bay. She continues the African tour of the show in Khayelitsha with the Thope Foundation, and the Makukhanye Art Room; in Cape Town at the Alexander Bar, Cafe & Theatre, hosted by Women in Tech; in George at the George Arts Theatre; and in Johannesburg at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. Massie will present the show, and work with artists and learners in the various locations in workshops and panel discussions.
HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr explores the life, inventions and person of Hedy Lamarr, Viennese-born Hollywood film star of the 1930s-1950s. Known as The Most Beautiful Woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr stored away knowledge of munitions while married to Austrian arms dealer, Fritz Mandl. She employed this knowledge to support the US Navy’s war effort during WWII by inventing The Secret Communication System with composer George Antheil to make torpedoes more accurate. Also referred to as Frequency Hopping or Spread Spectrum Technology, her invention is used today in cellphones, WiFi, CDMA, GPS, Bluetooth and a myriad of other wireless systems.