• Australia

The Second Woman

Step inside a 24-hour performance – like bingeing on a box set.

About

'A stunning creative feat, from concept to execution. One of the finest examples of independent Australian theatre in years.'

- The Guardian

Presented in Association with Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Step inside a 24-hour live performance and cinema spectacle. Like bingeing on a box-set, you won’t be able to drag yourself away.

A diverse cast of 100 different men are invited to star opposite Nat Randall in a scene inspired by the John Cassavetes' cult film Opening Night. Randall performs the same short scene as an ageing theatre star on the brink of self-destruction on repeat. Watch as it shifts in meaning and emotion with each new participant. On-stage sparks fly and the sense of elation and anxiety is palpable.

Come for an hour, stay for the night – this is performance at its most epic, a complex game of fiction and reality.

Image: Next Wave Festival (2016) Zan Wimberley

 

The detail

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Tickets from $10 + BF

$10 at the venue

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Duration

24hrs
Entry allowed any time during
the 24hrs of the performance
(subject to capacity)

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Cast & Crew

Presented in Association with Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts

Co-creators Nat Randall & Anna Breckon
Concept & Performance Nat Randall
Script & Direction Anna Breckon & Nat Randall
Video Direction EO Gill & Anna Breckon
Lighting Design Amber Silk
Sound Composition Nina Buchanan
Set Design FUTURE METHOD STUDIO
Hair & Makeup Sophie Roberts
Camera Operation EO Gill
Participant Coordination Jade Muratore

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Additional Info

Potential coarse language

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Be a part of the performance!

Perth Festival is recruiting a diverse cast of 100 men, who are invited to star opposite Nat Randall in a scene inspired by the John Cassavetes cult film Opening Night.

Find out more and apply here.

PICA Performance Space

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3 Mar - 4 Mar 2018

Tickets – $10 at the venue only
From 3pm for 24 hours

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PICA Performance Space venue information

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Access

  • Wheelchair access
  • Auslan Performances
  • Audio Described

Audio Description 7 – 9pm
Auslan Interpreting 9 – 11am

Listen to the audio version of this page.

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