Not so long ago Myrtle could really work a room. She would feel all eyes upon her as she crossed the floor, holding court, the very essence of glamour. Now, different labels have started to stick. ‘Difficult’. ‘Old’. ‘Trouble’. And there’s a new set of eyes watching her every move.
Part thriller, part psycho drama, part revolution, Carissa Licciardello’s adaptation of John Cassavetes 1970s cult film, Opening Night, lays bare the inevitable invisibility of older women, and the brutal judgement behind it.
On stage for a limited season at Belvoir, Opening Night must close 27 March.
Until midnight Thursday 24 February, book $30 tickets to the play Opening Night for performances between 3 – 9 March using the codeword FlashOpening. Tickets are limited to four per transaction, hurry this special offer won’t last!
Original Screenplay by John Cassavetes
Directed and adapted by Carissa Licciardello
Set Designer David Fleischer
Costume Designer Mel Page
Lighting Designer Nick Schlieper
Lighting Associate Jasmine Rizk
Composer and Sound Designer Max Lyandvert
Associate Composer Hamed Sadeghi
Fight Director Tim Dashwood
Assistant Director Nicole Pingon
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Holly Fernanda
with Caitlin Burley, Jing-Xuan Chan, Luke Mullins, Toni Scanlan, Leeanna Walsman, Matthew Zeremes
Understudies Charlotte Friels, Anthony Harkin, Fiona Press, Anna SamsonSupported by Oranges & Sardines