Hamlet opens tomorrow night and Leigh is ready to make her debut as Ophelia: wigged, primped, and donning her flower crown. During a brief hold in her tech rehearsal, Leigh takes the audience through basic acting skills for the ingénue and shares candid personal anecdotes, sparking a series of unsettling realizations.
O examines the stage life and death of the ingénue the stories they tell, and the women behind them. Will we continue to accept that success for an actress means crying and dying through a career? Or can we find a way to keep our heads above water while turning the tide?
Written and performed by Eliza Martin
Directed by Rebecca Ballarin
Sound Design by Nick Potter
Lighting Design by Steph Raposo
Script Advisor: Rachel Blair
Production Stage Manager: Lucy McPhee
O was originally created in partnership with Ali Joy Richardson and performed in the 2016 Paprika Festival.
8pm November 29th & 30th 2017
Tickets:$15 purchase online or at the door
Artscape Wychwood Barns
Artscape Wychwood Barns (View)
601 Christie Street
Toronto, ON M6G4C7
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