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The Plaza Theatre presents a single performance of a stage-reading of the play Puma by Julie Gilbert and Mark Evans on December 17th.  Puma explores the life-long, obsessive and tempestuous love affair between Marlene Dietrich, the German actress who became a Hollywood icon, and Erich Maria Remarque, the celebrated author of ‘All Quiet On The Western Front.’ As the inevitable conflagration of World War II loomed over Europe, both Dietrich and Remarque fled Nazi Germany to the United States. The play takes the audience through their unconventional relationship over the decades as they both work to establish themselves in their new homeland while struggling with the challenge encountered by all immigrants, displacement. Along the way they meet and sleep with an impressive cavalcade of Hollywood’s luminaries while at the same time attempting to accommodate their respective marriages. Jimmy Stewart and Paulette Goddard are also featured in the play as they are pulled into the powerful and seductive orbit of these two larger-than-life characters.  This exciting play, directed by Kenneth Kay, is part of The Plaza Theatres’ Fresh Pages series, dedicated to primarily new and emerging works.

Puma will appear at the Plaza Theatre December 17, 2013 at 7:30.  Tickets for this event are only $10.  Show times for most productions are Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday at 2:00pm, and Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $45.  Now in its second season, the Plaza Theatre is a professional, non-profit 250 seat theatre hiring local and out of town Equity and non-Equity actors and actresses.  This award nominated Plaza Theatre produces a variety of light-hearted shows with an occasional gripping drama. It also promises lower-than-average ticket prices. The Plaza Theatre is located at 262 S. Ocean Blvd. in Manalapan, FL. For more information, please call 561-588-1820 or visit