written by Otho Eskin
directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Duet will be performed at The Tabard Theatre in Chiswick, London, UK April 19th - May 11th, 2024.
Opening Gala on Sunday, April 21st, 2024 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Eleonora Duse’s death.
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When Sarah Bernhardt arrives unexpectedly at Eleonora Duse’s dressing room one rainy night in 1924, the lines are quickly drawn for a pitched battle between these two divas of the modern stage. What ensues is the culmination of forty years of rage, jealousy, betrayal and the contempt each bears for the other’s art. Finally, when it appears nothing’s been left unsaid, Bernhardt has one more thing to tell Duse –– the last thing Duse wants to hear. Critically-acclaimed, award-winning playwright Otho Eskin has written a riveting, provocative play about a battle of wits and cunning, fear and loss between two of the most brilliant theatre artists who ever lived.
Cynthia Straus (she/her) – Eleonara Duse
Sarah Berger (she/her) – Sarah Bernhardt
Nick Waring (he/him) – The Man
Playwright: Otho Eskin (he/him)
Director: Ludovica Villar-Hauser (she/her)
Key art design: Christopher Lione (he/him)
Producer: Parity Productions in association with Authentic Voices, LLC and So & So Projects
We Are Here Festival 2020, London UK
Thursday April 2nd, 7:30PM
Saturday April 4th, 5PM
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