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Opening Night (1977)

2h 01 min

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For the first time in her enviable career, Myrtle Gordon, an idolised star actress, will play an ageing woman. During the final days of the out-of-town previews of a new play called The Second Woman, a dreadful incident involving a fervent teenage fan profoundly shocks Myrtle, triggering an all-out existential crisis, sheer unprofessionalism, and a full-scale breakdown. With the opening night just around the corner, much to the horror of cast and crew, the troubled protagonist's mental health rapidly deteriorates, and fragile, self-destructive Myrtle finds herself on the verge of cracking up. Now, the perfect catastrophe is at hand. Is there a way to prevent the on-stage disaster?