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TUESDAY, MAR 06 2018, 07:30 PM

On occasion of the Austrian Remembrance Year and the International Women’s Day 2018, the ACFNY presents a performance of Heather Massie's one-woman play HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr.

This play explores the life, inventions and person of Hedy Lamarr. Viennese-born Hollywood film star of the 1930s-1950s, and known as the most beautiful woman in the World, Hedy Lamarr stored away knowledge of munitions while married to arms dealer, Fritz Mandl. She employed this knowledge to support the US Navy's war effort during WWII by inventing The Secret Communication System to make torpedoes more accurate. Also referred to as Frequency Hopping or Spread Spectrum Technology, her invention is used today in cell phones, WiFi, CDMA, GPS, Bluetooth and a myriad of other wireless Systems.

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Heather Massie (Writer / Solo Performer) is a NYC Actor and Writer. Originally from Virginia, Ms. Massie has always been fascinated by the sciences, especially Astronomy. She studied Astrophysics at the University of Virginia, and Theatre Arts at The Virginia Tech School of the Arts, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Ms. Massie has performed extensively regionally and nationally with: Mill Mountain Theatre, Allenberry Playhouse, Flat Rock Playhouse, Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Jewish Theatre Company, Nearly Naked Theatre, Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival, Southwest Shakespeare, Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre, and Harrisburg Shakespeare Festival. In NYC she has performed at Signature Theatre in readings of the plays Legends and Apples & Oranges by playwright Leslie Lee. She is a member of WorkShop Theater, Manhattan Theatre Works, NyLon Fusion Theatre, Firebone Theatre, Abingdon Theatre, and the Negro Ensemble Company. She has also performed on Theatre Row, at LaMaMa, Metropolitan Playhouse, The Lamb's Theatre, 45th St. Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Dramatists Guild, New Dramatists, The Actors Studio, and more. She premiered her solo play HEDY! The Life & Inventions of Hedy Lamarr Off Broadway on Theatre Row, which she now tours throughout the United States and around the world. This is the first in her planned trilogy of solo plays on women in science. www.heathermassie.com/hedy