In Stand Still & Look Stupid Mike Broemmel tells the incomparable life story of Hedy Lamarr. Known during the Golden Age of Hollywood as "the most beautiful girl in the world," Hedy Lamarr is also the inventor that made the Digital Age possible. The play stars Emily Ebertz in the title role.
The Bonfils Girl by Mike Broemmel chronicles the amazing life of Helen Bonfils -- the first woman to serve as the publisher of a major daily newspaper, a dominate force in Broadway theatre, and much more. The play stars Cathy Washburn in the title role.
The award-winning The Row was the first play by Mike Broemmel to hit the stage. The play presents the final hours of death row inmate Hardy Dodge in 1950s Kansas. Throughout that last day, Dodge encounters specters from his past -- ghosts, delusions, or dreams … the audience must decide.
Award-winning Goddess People by Mike Broemmel is a drama staged in real time. The play follows the lives of a group of people facing the possibility of their own demise. Mike explained the horrific death of journalist James Foley at the hands of ISIS inspired him to write this play.
One of the newest plays from Mike Broemmel, Call Me Mrs. Evers presents the life story of civil rights leader Myrlie Ever, the widow of Medgar Evers. Following the assassination of her husband in 1963, Myrlie took up the civil rights mantel in her own right. The play stars LaDios Muhammad in the title role.
Based on the controversial 2005 short story by Mike Broemmel, The Baptism tells the story of a town run amuck with religious zealotry. The award-winning play as something of a Twilight Zone feel about it. Mike notes the short story and the play were inspired by The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.
The Hours of Anne by Mike Broemmel chronicles the final day in the life of Anne Boleyn, the time leading up to her beheading in the Tower of London. The play sets the record straight on numerous factual inaccuracies about Henry VIII's second wife that have persisted for hundreds of years. The play stars Sarah Woodyard as England's ill-fated queen.
La Primera Mujer by Mike Broemmel presents the true life story of Eva Peron, the former First Lady of Argentina better known as Evita. For two decades, the operetta Evita has warped the life story of Eva Peron beyond recognition. The play is slated to begin a new run in 2019.
The Lady of Ludlow by Mike Broemmel tells the poignant story of the brutal Ludlow Massacre from the vantage point of the wife of the Governor who ordered troops to take on striking miners. The play closely examines the societal structures that existed in the United States in early 20th century -- structures which arguably exist today.
One of the newer plays from Mike Broemmel, River'd Inn is a sometimes funny, sometimes dramatic, and ultimately surprising expose on the relationship between two disparate women trapped in a quaint bed and breakfast in the Shenandoah Valley. River'd Inn was featured at the 2018 Colorado Theatre Festival.
A raucous comedy by Mike Broemmel, Six Joan Crawfords is a satirical take on film, television, and theatre. The play lampoons talentless actors that oftentimes populate productions, Broemmel drawing on his own dismal experience in working with a half-dozen divas devoid of ability in a dreadful production of Steel Magnolias.
Slated for a world premiere in 2022, The Unreachable Star is the latest edition in the Iconic Women Theatre Series. The play tells the incomparable life story of singer and actor Connie Francis. The goal is for the play to premiere in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the city Connie Francis made famous.
Taking Tea with the Ripper by Mike Broemmel is described as "a disturbing look into the mind of London's most infamous serial killer." After four years in production in the United Stats, Ripper moves to London in 2021.
Mike Broemmel and Jennifer Dempsey teamed up to write Mother! The Life Story of Mother Jones. The play premiered at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to audience praise. Mother! tells the lifestory of a person who was once known as the most "dangerous woman in America."
After a decade of painstaking research, award-winning playwright Mike Broemmel's latest work, The Wind is Us: The Death that Killed Capote, provides a thought-provoking look at how and why the life of iconic author Truman Capote collapsed, resulting in his tragic, premature death from alcoholism.
Not one to shy away from controversy, Der Frauline is the working title of a play that depicts the life of filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl. Riefenstahl is best-known as the filmmaker who contributed to the rise of Adolf Hitler. As is often the case, her life is far more nuanced and complicated -- lived in shades of black, white, but also gray -- than most people generally think.
A drama in three acts by Mike Broemmel, Kiss tells the tale of Jacob Roone, his two daughters, Olivia and Anna Beth, and a young gentleman suitor. The Roone family leads a hardscrabble existence. The characters in Kiss are horribly broken people, confronting incest, predatory sexuality and coming to terms with abortion. In the end, the play reminds a theatergoer that where something is broken, it can turn out stronger in the end – sometimes.
Escort Me is a play that tells the tale of the interaction and, ultimately, friendship that develops between a pair of male sex workers. One man is older, seasoned. The other is a young man who has ended up in the city after spending the whole of his life in the compound of a religious cult.