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VenueThe Young Vic
Other spaces: Maria/Clare
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From19th June 2020
To19th June 2020
When16:00 (on Jun 19 for 24hrs)
What is currently on at The Young Vic (V245)

The Second Woman

The Second WomanT0276522487
Virginia waits. The door opens. Marty enters. Virginia has some things she needs to say. But how will he respond? In a brilliant concept inspired the 1977 John Cassavetes film Opening Night, created by an all-female-identifying and non-binary team who capture and mix the action live from multiple cameras, 100 different men are invited to star opposite ?Virginia' who performs the exact same scene again and again, for a full 24 hours. At the conclusion of each scene, the man must make a stark decision. The wait for what comes next becomes a brilliant binge-worthy spectacle. None of the 100 different Martys have met or rehearsed with Virginia. Many of them are non-actors, and while the presence of each new man shifts the meaning of this intimate exchange, it's the recurring, unnerving yet familiar moments that shock. Whether you choose to stay for an hour or the whole 24 hours, the precarious nature of gender and power relationships will continue to circle in your mind long after you leave your seat.
Author Nat Randall
Author Anna Breckon

Archive :: production:T0276522487, performance:S01846276312, venue:V245

Production details

Part of LIFT


Producer Young Vic
Producer LIFT
Director Anna Breckon
Director Nat Randall
Design EO Gill (video)
Design Anna Breckon (video)
Lighting Amber Silk
Lighting Kayla Burrett
Sound Nina Buchanan
Producer Performing Lines
Performer Ruth Wilson

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