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Emily Ebertz as Hedy Lamarr


Emily Ebertz returns to the stage in the title role of Hedy Lamarr in the Theatrix USA production of Stand Still & Look Stupid. Prior to being cast as the iconic actress and scientific genius, Emily was featured in a wide range of theatrical productions, including Into the Woods, Much Ado About Nothing, and One Death, Please?



Mike Broemmel - Playwright


Stand Still & Look Stupid was written by Mike Broemmel, with Cathy Washburn, Ren Manley and Seth Holley. Mike is the author of award-winning plays that include Goddess People, The Row, The Bonfils Girl, and Taking Tea with the Ripper.



Theatrix USA

Emily Ebertz

December 2017 - Lakewood Heritage Center

The Life Story of Hedy Lamarr

Stand Still & Look Stupid



Stand Still & Look Stupid, by Mike Broemmel and Cathy Washburn, tells the life story of Hedy Lamarr, a world-famous actress in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Hedy was the most popular World War II pin-up girl and was known worldwide as "the most beautiful girl in the world." What most people do not realize is that Hedy Lamarr was a brilliant inventor. Her work laid the groundwork for the technology that permits us to have GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, television remote controls, and a wide-range of other products we depend on each and every day. Hedy Lamarr was a talented actress ... but also a world-changing inventor. 


​​​Hedy Lamarr