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COSTUMING COMPLICATES PIAF SHOW

Norwegian-born singer-actress Torrill has no problem playing famed chanteuse Edith Piaf and five other women in her one-woman show - it's the costume changes that are tricky.

"The trick with doing a one-woman show is that you have to find an excuse to leave the stage and change and still keep the thread going," said Torrill. "So we do audio-video things to make me able to disappear for a few moments. You just change as fast as you can."

In "Piaf: Sa Vie En Rose," Torrill also plays Marlene Dietrich, whom Piaf admired; Marie Dubois, Piaf's idol; Marinette Cerdan, wife of Moroccan boxing champion Marcel Cerdan, with whom Piaf had an affair; and Marguerite Monnot, Piaf's friend and songwriting partner.

The play is running in the Court Theater in West Hollywood.

Torrill previously played Dietrich in the NBC film "The Day the Bubble Burst" and in an off-Broadway play she wrote called "Rendez-vous With Marlene."

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