Award-winning chanteuse Onalea Gilbertson conjures a fever dream into the heart, mind and soul of Mata Hari – erotic dancer, courtesan, and international superstar. Imprisoned by the French on charges of espionage during World War I, Mata Hari went from being Europe's most desired woman to its most despised. One of the most misunderstood women of the twentieth century gets her chance at redemption in this unique musical, blending art, song, and burlesque.
Running Time: 1 hour 15 minutes with no intermission.
Event Type:  Full Production
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Experimental/Avant-Garde, Solo Show, Dance, History, Politics, Sex
"Powerful score evokes the mood of the time and dramatically punctuates the humour, pathos and complexity of her emotions" –Theatrum
"Rhymer's allusive elliptical songs are soaked in the jazzy cabaret flavour of the period. They range from the most acid, multi-syllabic patter number to poignant ballads about loss of self… a mesmerising piece of musical theatre" –Liz Nichols Edmonton Journal
"A magnificent musical score!" –Fast Forward Calgary
"... gripping score" –Calgary Herald
"...Peter Schneider's direction is impeccable!" - Usher Nonsense
06/06/2013 - Calgary Sun: Calgary artists bringing Mata Hari to the Big Apple
06/08/2013 - CBC: Mata Hari Reconsidered
06/10/13 - CBC Calgary: Crowdsourcing for the arts and Mata Hari in 8 Bullets
06/25/2013 - Playbill: Peter Schneider Will Direct NYMF Production of Mata Hari in 8 Bullets, Starring Onalea Gilbertson
07/11/2013 - NiteLifeExchange.com: NYMF Round-Up # 1: Theatre Festival Begins
07/15/2013 - LettersFromTheMezzanine.com: NYMF ROUND-UP PART 1!