A Model Woman

22 October - 2 November at
Ticket Prices: $20-$28
Purchase tickets at: http://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2013/oct/a-model-woman


This is the story of love and art in 1920’s Paris.In the decade after World War One, music, art, literature, and cabaret made Paris the cultural capital of the world, and Einar and Gerda Wegener were at its heart.

This is the story of a painter and a model.

Gerda was an artist. Her husband was her most beautiful model. A model named Lili. This is the story of a couple who loved life. Gerda illustrated for the best fashion magazines in Paris and Lili was her muse. Gerda and Lili were the toast of the town. Life was painting and parties and they embraced it all.

This is a love story that transcends physical identity.

In 1930, with Gerda’s support, Lili underwent the first known gender reassignment surgery. This is the story of a Model Woman.

A Model Woman is a play by Phil Ormsby based on the true story of Gerda Wegener and Lili Elbe.

Performed by Alex Ellis and Simon Coleman. From the creators of ‘Drowning in Veronica Lake’.