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Opening Night

John Cassavetes' 1977 film of what happens when a woman can’t play her role anymore remade for the stage by director Carissa Licciardello

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Company: Belvoir
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Opening Night

Date: 10 Nov 2021

Myrtle Gordon’s been a star of the stage for years.

She’s loved by audiences, acclaimed by critics. Now she’s been cast in the role of a lifetime, and opening night is rapidly approaching – but something’s not quite right.

The lines won’t stick, she can’t stay in character, reality and make-believe are starting to blur … and there’s a strange woman in her dressing room.

Is she a ghost? A hallucination? Another Myrtle, who’s climbed out from the mirror?

John Cassavetes’ cult classic 1977 film of what happens when a woman can’t play her role anymore is remade for the stage by director Carissa Licciardello. Leanna Walsmann stars.

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