Ivo van Hove
Ivo van Hove
Ivo van Hove's production of Opening Night will run at BAM's Harvey Theatre, December 2-6. The work, based on John Cassavetes' award-winning 1977 film, is a co-production of van Hove's company, Toneelgroep Amsterdam, and the Belgium-based company NTGent.

The play tells the story of a famous actress, Myrtle, starring in a play in which her character must come to terms with aging. After an avid fan/autograph-seeker is killed, the actress begins a downward personal spiral, confronting her own issues of mortality. Despite insincere support from her colleagues in the production, the actress works her way back from her crisis of the soul.

Van Hove is best known in America for his productions of The Misanthrope, Hedda Gabler, A Streetcar Named Desire, and More Stately Mansions.

In addition, van Hove will engage in conversation with playwright Charles Mee at 4:30pm on Sunday, December 6.

For tickets and information, call 718-636-4100 or visit www.BAM.org.