by Lydia Stryk
About the Play
Lady Lay is a bold new play with music that will transport you to Berlin, 1989. It follows MariAnne, a frustrated, career clerk in the Berlin Employment Office. Then, one day, she hears Bob Dylan for the first time on the radio, and the Berlin Wall collapses. She takes a journey, both joyful and terrifying, into Dylan's rebellious realm. MariAnne sets off on a personal revolution through cold war fatigue, learning a new language, and falling in love with “that” song. Lady Lay asks: what is freedom? And can Dylan take us there? November 9, 2014 marked the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Come celebrate our freedoms—and rock on.
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Lydia Stryk (Playwright)
Lydia Stryk was born and raised in DeKalb, Illinois. She studied to be an actress in London before moving to New York City and then on to Berlin, where she has been based most of her writing life. Her plays have been presented and produced across the United States and in Germany and most recently in Canada. www.lydiastryk.com