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Feb 13 - 15 & 21

Iconic actress and art-house luminary Isabella Rossellini (Blue VelvetDeath Becomes Her) teams up with legendary French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere for Green Porno, Live on Stage, the hysterical and eye-opening zoology lesson on the kinky and confounding mating rituals of insects and marine life. Adapted from Rossellini’s Sundance Channel series, this intimate one-woman conference uses cheeky theatrics to delightfully discuss the bizarre world of reproductive oddities, animal seductions and deadly enigmas. With puppets, props and projections, Rossellini shares stories like no other.

"Fascinating, a testament to nature’s amazing variety." —The New York Times



Isabella Rossellini had a long career as a model, lasting 25 years, 14 of which working as face of the Lancôme cosmetic company. As an actress, she is best known for films such as Blue Velvet and Sailor and Lula directed by David Lynch. She also worked with directors such as Robert Zemeckis in Death Becomes Her, Peter Weir in Fearless, John Schlesinger in The Innocent, Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott's Big Night. With her movie My Dad is 100 years Old, tribute to her father, Isabella made her debut writing the screenplay, co-directed with Guy Maddin.
She is the daughter of the Academy Award-winning Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman (CasablancaAnastasiaAutumn Sonata) and the groundbreaking, iconic Italian film director Roberto Rossellini, who made film history with Rome, Open City. Isabella was born in Rome. She spent her childhood between Rome and Paris. She came to New York at the age of 19 to study English, attend college and settle in the city.


  • Location: Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre
  • Text: Isabella Rossellini & Jean-Claude Carrière
  • Artistic guidance: Muriel Mayette
  • Light design and video: Antoine Manichon
  • English translation: Julia Groopman
  • Worldwide première: Printemps des Comédiens 2013, Montpellier (France)
  • Production: Les Visiteurs du Soir
  • Series: Legends
  • Ages: 16+
  • Running Time: 70 Minutes no Intermission
  • Co-presented with World Music/CRASHarts