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Examining the life of an aged-out supermodel in Northern Light Theatre's latest

Northern Light Theatre streams a North American premiere show through January 31
Linda Grass stars in Northern Light Theatre's The Look, streaming this weekend. Photo: Epic Photography

Streaming online for one more weekend, The Look is the latest from Northern Light Theatre (NLT) --an enlightening look at the life of an aged-out supermodel who was once a celebrity--the original "Estelle Girl" of the Estelle Cosmetics line. But can one cope with getting older; with not being the young 'it' girl anymore?

In the North American Premiere, Australian playwright Alexa Wyatt's one-woman show, featuring Linda Grass, follows Marilyn as she gives a lecture on cosmetics and demonstrates the various 'looks' and fantasy images she inhabited as the 'Estelle Girl'. Over the course of the lecture, Marilyn is forced to confront her real self. 

NLT artistic director Trevor Schmidt says filming a theatre piece creates many logistics that need managing, but it's the state of the art in the time of COVID-19. 

"There's been lots of projects going online this last year, and we expect it will continue, even in hybrid form (live and online together)," said Schmidt. "Presenting online allows NLT to keep artists employed while continuing to celebrate the intimacy of the productions with the audience."

Along with direction, set and costume design by Trevor Schmidt, the creative team for The Look includes assistant to the director Bethany Hughes and original composition and sound design by Darrin Hagen.

Booking a ticket to see the streaming presentation of The Look is the same as booking for a live presentation. The ticket buyer chooses the date and time to see the show and NLT sends a link with password to view the performance.

The link for the performance will last 24 hours. If a ticket buyer is unable to watch the play on the date/time chosen NLT will alter the ticket date and time.

Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of the performance start time to change a ticket.

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