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Genius filmmaker Guido Contini is having a very messy nervous breakdown – and you’re invited!
Based on filmmaking legend Federico Fellini’s semi-autobiographical film 8½, this musical is a psychoanalytical rollercoaster ride through the brain of a troubled, self-doubting genius. Underneath, it’s a story about creation and creators; sacrifices, compromises and demons; and the mysterious, delicate process of making great art.
Nine follows Fellini avatar Guido Contini who suffers a monumental breakdown, just as he turns 40 and cameras are ready to roll on his next film, which he hasn’t even written. The entire show unfolds inside Guido’s frantic, chaotic mind as the many women in his life begin to rebel against his casual use and abuse of them. Finally, Guido has to learn the hardest lesson of all for an artist – how to grow up.
Nine will run from March 2 to 25 at The Marcelle.