Cover page of play Marilyn, Mom, & Me, depicting a small child being held by Marilyn Monroe standing next to Eileen HeckartThe new play Marilyn, Mom, & Me, written and directed by Professor Luke Yankee of Chapman University’s Department of Theatre, makes its world premiere on February 16, 2024, at International City Theatre in Long Beach, CA.

This personal, comic drama tells the story of Yankee’s award-winning actress/mother Eileen Heckart’s friendship with Marilyn Monroe which began during the filming of Bus Stop.

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