Synopsis: In legendary Mexican painter Frida Kahlo’s unconventional art class, the first lesson becomes the final lesson; death can be life and vice-versa. Frida inspires her students to live life with passion. Her teaching unfolds as a personal story — packaged as ten “lessons.” It reveals itself with the black humor of tragedy, accidents, opposites and irony that have ruled her memorable life. In this one-woman show Frida Kahlo’s spirit prevails. Although a product of a patriarchal society, Frida finds her identity, passion and love by becoming an artist in her own right.
Marian plays the role of Frida, Diego, her sister and her father. Licha is the recipient of a 2000 MCAC Theatre Fellowship award and in 2010, she won the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for “Frida Vice-Versa.” This show was co-authored by Marian and R Dennis Green and directed by Jessica Lefkow. She was the finalist at The One Festival in NYC and performed the show at The Chautauqua Festival in 2014 and had many sold-out shows including The Capital Fringe Festival and The Provincetown Playhouse.