Blue Light (included in "Mieko Ouchi: Two Plays") by Mieko Ouchi
Leni Riefenstahl, 100 years old, is in the office of a young female Hollywood studio executive. Leni's reason to be there is clear, to make one last desperate pitch to direct her first feature film in fifty years. The young woman willing to meet her? Much harder to say...A thought provoking contemplation on art, politics and the seduction of fascism, and a theatrical examination of a woman who danced one perfect dance with the devil and changed the way films are made forever.
Keywords: Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler, Nazi, Third Reich, film, Olympics
Year Printed: 2007
First Produced: 2006 at Alberta Theatre Projects in Calgary
Anthology: Mieko Ouchi: Two Plays