From April 5 until April 29, Dutch actress Annemarie Hagenaars will star in broadway show ‘CasablancaBox’in New York
CasablancaBox lifts the veil of the eponymous classic film to reimagine the stories behind the legends. Rife with glamour, war, censorship, sexism, racism, addiction and the refugee crisis of 1940s Hollywood, CasablancaBox is madcap and affecting, moving and political, romantic and relevant. With an intricately woven multi-narrative script by Sara Farrington and elaborate original video score by director Reid Farrington, this new theatrical work is a transformative “making of” tribute to the movie you thought you knew. Performance runs 90 minutes. Employing simple wooden canvas flats, period costumes and 17 performers playing over two dozen characters, CasablancaBox toggles between high-tech and low-tech, transporting audiences to a bustling 1940s movie set. This backlot drama, inspired by a roving camera style, delves into myriad stories behind the iconic film Casablanca – stories of risk, sacrifice, brilliance and chance – in an exploration into the accidental nature of great art, through a contemporary lens.
Hagenaars is a Dutch actress, born in Oud Gastel, The Netherlands. In March 2016 she moved to New York City to pursue her acting career in the United States. In April 2016 she became a member of the WorkShop Theater Company. She has performed many roles since, including several roles in play readings at the WorkShop. She has performed with Radiotheatre NYC in Ghosts of Christmas Past and in the H.P. Lovecraft show. She recently shot her first US commercial and her first role in an American TV series: Mysteries at the Museum. She is a voice over artist at CityVox NY and worked on i.a. Russian and Scandinavian voice overs. Other recent New York theater credits include: Hilde in CasablancaBox and Nell McNally in The Country House.