Susan Batson Studio Theater

Todays Date: 06/28/22
Last Update: 05/02/13 06:49:02 PM
Address: 300 W. 43rd Street
New York, NY    10036

Phone: 212-226-4630

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FRIDA KAHLO - Tree Of Hope, Remain Strong  | Open: 05/03/13 Close: 05/31/13

“Jelena is quite extraordinary. She showed Frida and made you suffer along with her. She was very impressive and totally had her attention. She was really quite amazing. The sets were simple but artistic. The acting work was excellent. She ‘held you’”

FRIDA KAHLO, one of world’s most daring women painters. It is impossible to separate the life and work of Frida Kahlo as her paintings are her biography.

As the wife of one of world’s most celebrated muralists, Diego Rivera, Frida became a painter in her own right. The play explores her struggles with her husband’s infidelity, her confrontation of her physical injuries, and facing her own mortality. 

Tree of Hope, Remain Strong takes a journey through the life of Frida Kahlo, and examines how all her life events could have influenced her creative genius. The audience is left with an invitation to explore their own sources of inspiration and strength in their own life based on the play’s unique perspective of what could have been a possible inspiration and strength of the woman, the artist, and the icon known as Frida Kahlo. 


Superstars  | Open: 04/16/11 Close: 06/25/11
Ann-Margret is best known for being a sex symbol, an award-winning actress, a Vegas icon, and more than just a friend to Elvis. She had a quick rise to stardom at the start of the swingin' Sixties but was fighting a losing battle with the bottle at the start of the Seventies. We're given a closer look at one of the hardest-working women in show business in “Ann-Margret: In Between the Lines.”

With a presence, voice, and walk that still excite men around the world, Sophia Loren was one of the first Italian actresses to become a Hollywood star. However, on her rise to stardom, Sophia was torn between two lovers: Carlo Ponti, her producer/manager, and Cary Grant, her dashing leading man. This beautiful, tormented icon's path to glory is brought to the stage in “Two Women, Sofia and Sophia.”


Born with immense talent to two alcoholic parents, Marlon Brando grew to be a man of immense appetites as well. An idol for aspiring actors worldwide, he was a powerful presence on stage and screen who was greeted with awards and imitators. However, as Marlon's skills and fame grew, so did his demons. The world of Brando the young star is recreated in “Marlon Untamed.”