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By Matthew Lombardo

If nothing else you need, no, you MUST live the life you want to live. The year is 1965, and famed stage and screen diva Tallulah Bankhead stumbles into the recording studio to record the single line needed to complete her upcoming gothic horror film, Die! Die! My Darling!. As the session stretches to eight hours, the inebriated actress clashes and then connects with the producer behind the studio glass. Irreverent, hilarious, and heartbreaking, Looped reveals the fragility of the stories we tell ourselves in order to survive. 


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This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council of Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. This project is funded in part by United Arts of Central Florida, home of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com.

cast & crew


Tallulah Bankhead: Kelly Wells
Danny Miller: David Atwood
Steve: Kahlid Elijah Tapia



Director: Beth Marshall
Apprentice Director: Larissa Fox**
Artistic Consultant: Dennis Neal
Scenic Designer: Tramaine Berryhill
Lighting Designer: Amy Hadley
Costume Designer: Franne Lee
Assistant to Franne Lee: Emily Plonski
Makeup Designer: Sarah Doerr
Wig Designer: Justin Lore (TeaseAndFloof)
Sound Designer: Anthony Narciso*
Associate Sound Designer: Cheyenne Dalton
Properties Master: Joshua E. Gallagher
Stage Manager: Sherri Cox
Assistant Stage Manager: Natalie Paige Estes
Scenic Artist: Amber Teicher
Carpenters: Oceas Rodriguez, Jason Friend
Head Technician: David Clenney

digital program


ASL-Interpreted Performance

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 7:30 pm

Garden Theatre will present an American Sign Language-interpreted performance.

When looking at the stage, the interpreters will be located in front of the stage on the far right.

For more information about the best seating to view the interpreters, please email BoxOffice@gardentheatre.org.


Audience Reviews

Looped was a wonderfully saucy deviation from the usual Garden Theatre musical fare. The cast worked this play with expert comedic timing and style leading us down a path of hilarity and heart. We loved it!” – Garden Theatre Guest

“The performance was amazing. The actors were spot on!” – Garden Theatre Guest

“The play was HLARIOUS!” – Garden Theatre Guest


Critic Reviews

“Director Beth Marshall has done excellent work in letting the audience see the differences between the outward artifice of the [Tallulah and Danny] and their inner truths. We know when they are projecting an image, and when things start getting real. Both situations can be funny, and Marshall keeps the truth-based laughs on equal footing with the stagy silliness of a larger-than-life diva.

“With a lot of laughs, Tallulah gets Looped | Review” – Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel