Programme Details

Le Quai - Angers / Compagnie MXM
Opening Night

This cross-media production, featuring both screen and stage performances artfully interwoven together, was adapted specially for Isabelle Adjani from the original screenplay for John Cassavetes’s classic 1977 film Opening Night. The play is as intriguingly ambiguous and thought-provoking as the film which inspired it.

 

ABOUT

Screen techniques and stagecraft combine powerfully in a cross-media production featuring a tour de force performance from Isabelle Adjani 

Isabelle Adjani is the only actress to have achieved the distinction of winning five César awards—the French equivalent of the Oscars. This artfully woven cross-media production was adapted especially for her from the original screenplay of John Cassavetes’s classic 1977 film Opening Night. Cyril Teste directs her in a powerful and emotionally charged performance as Myrtle, a troubled, middle-aged actress traumatised by the sudden accidental death of a fan. As she works with her director on a new play, she struggles to make sense of her role on stage and in life. A spellbinding exploration of talent under pressure, the play is as intriguingly ambiguous as the film which inspired it, leaving audiences with much to ponder.

 

PRODUCTION AND CAST

Inspired by
John Cassavetes’s screenplay 

Directed by 
Cyril Teste 

Cast 
Isabelle Adjani 
Morgan Lloyd Sicard
Frédéric Pierrot
Zoé Adjani 

Translation
Daniel Loayza

Artistic Collaborator
Valérie Six

Dramaturgy
Daniel Loayza
Marion Pellissier

Scenography
Ramy Fischler

Lighting Designer
Julien Boizard

Original Soundtrack
Nijil Bordures

Video
Nicolas Doremus
Mehdi Toutain-Lopez

 

Photo credit

Simon Gosselin

  • FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

    DATE / TIME

    22 / 2 / 2020  20:00

    23 / 2 / 2020  15:00

     

    VENUE

    Lyric Theatre, HKAPA