5 - 14 SEPTEMBER 2019 | THE REGINALD, SEYMOUR CENTRE
“WHAT’S A GOOD THING FOR, IF NOT FOR TAKING IT TO EXCESS?”
Book by Arthur Kopit
Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Adapted from the Italian by Mario Fratti
By arrangement with ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of Samuel French, inc.
Set in 1960s Italy, Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit’s Tony Award-winning musical NINE follows film director Guido Contini as he suffers a midlife crisis fueled by his crumbling marriage and a smattering of unsuccessful films. His failure at the box office is mirrored in his life behind the silver screen – caught in a web of romantic entanglements, involving his wife, his mistress, his muse, and every girl in Venice. Haunted by images and memories from his past and bereft of an idea for a new film, Guido watches as his reality blurs into fantasy. The women in his life, emerge from the shadows of his mind to serenade, seduce or scold him. Though his body is clearing forty, his mind is nearing ten; Guido must grow up if he is to recapture his creativity and save his marriage.