Viviana Zarbo I Am Not Marilyn
Andy Warhol's paintings, JFK's birthday song, NYC subway grate upskirt, the list goes on. Marilyn's icon is a blend of innocence and feminine sexuality. Despite her bombshell fame, Marilyn contributed to setting the standards of the jazz and swing golden age. 57 years after her death, Viviana Zarbo, who has had a lifelong fascination with the star, reinterprets her songs composed by geniuses like Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, in a personal way and devoid of clichés. By intertwining tales about Marilyn's life with her own, Viviana recounts how her life was shaped by Marilyn’s songs.
This show was part of our 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Programme