A New Play Centered On Princess Diana's Last Night In Paris Is Coming to NYC This Fall

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Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images
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This month marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana, and ahead of the milestone, Brooklyn-based theater company Colt Coeur announced that they will be debuting a newly-commissioned work centered on the tragedy, titled Dodi & Diana.

Written by Kareem Fahmy and directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, the play will star Rosaline Elbay and Peter Mark Kendall as a couple who find themselves locked in the Hôtel Ritz Paris 25 years after Diana's car accident and "unearth a strange connection to the star-crossed lovers," according to an official synopsis of the show. "With their marriage at a crossroads," it continues, "the couple’s steamy tête-à-têtes unravel into a simmering interrogation of sex, fame, and erasure. As lies multiply and past and present collide, can their love survive the exposure of their darkest secrets?"

"I'm thrilled to be making my professional debut as a playwright with Dodi & Diana and to bring this story to life on stage just weeks after when it's set, on the 25th anniversary of the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed," Fahmy said in the show's announcement. "As a fellow Egyptian, I was always curious about Dodi, his life, and the relatively small space he occupies in Diana's constantly examined story. I hope this play sheds light on how a key moment in modern history has been remembered through a skewed lens, and that a quarter-century later we can revisit it through a fresh perspective."

Previews for the production will begin on October 1, 2022, with a limited engagement through October 29, 2022, at HERE in Manhattan. Tickets are available, starting from $20.

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