The Actress takes us backstage as a colourful, complicated actress makes her emotional farewell performance. Various people from her life invade her dressing room to say their goodbyes, declare their love, roar with laughter, spit insults, grab a final embrace and renew old battles.
The last show is always a very strange affair. It is like a party, a great buzz of excitement but then each actor will leave with laughter still ringing in their ear and a cheery wave. Then it stops. As you watch them walk down the street, they look terribly lonely. After all the applause and elation, they walk home alone. That is who actors are. The happiest saddest people you will ever meet.