Wendy Westerwelle's "Soph"
Dmae Roberts talks with Portland Icon Wendy Westerwelle and Producer/Playwright Don Horn. Triangle Productions is remounting “Soph: An Evening with the Last of the Red-Hot Mamas” – Westerwelle’s hit show in Portland and Los Angeles.
Sophie Tucker was a Russian and Ukranian-born singer and actress known for her comic and risque songs in the earlly 20th century. She became known world-wide when she was in the Ziegfeld Follies and even got arrested once in Portland! Later in life, Tucker became a humanitarian and much loved all her life. Westerwelle created a show about Tucker that’s part comic monologue, part cabaret and burlesque.
Hear some of Sophie Tucker’s original songs and Westerwelle telling us a Soph joke or two live in the studio.
We also hear about Triangle’s “Sealed For Freshness” his original play that’s been running to great reviews in Portland.
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Wendy Westerwelle as Sophie Tucker