The Ladies of the Camellias

The Off Broadway West Theatre Company asked me to create a poster for their production of The Ladies of the Camellias, a farcical play about an imagined meeting in Paris, 1897, between the famous theater divas Sarah Bernhardt and Eleonora Duse. I modified a photo of the two actresses who would be playing Sarah and Eleonora and used Alphonse Mucha's, La Dame aux Camelias poster as inspiration for the design. The owners of OBW told me it was a challenge marketing the play because people kept stealing the posters.