The Last Mile

The Last Mile

"The Last Mile" is a short (15 minute) comedy-drama filmed play written by Terrence McNally for Public television's "Great Performances 20th Anniversary Special" (1992). The film aired on American Public television stations in October 1992. The play concerns the hopes and fears of a soprano making her Metropolitan Opera debut. Directed by Paul Bogart, it stars Bernadette Peters as the soprano and Nathan Lane as the stage manager.


Backstage at the Metropolitan Opera House a soprano (Bernadette Peters) is preparing for debut in the opera "Tosca". The stage manager (Nathan Lane) gives her encouraging advice. She is visited by her "tenor for the evening" (Paul Sorvino). Equally terrified and nervous yet excited, she thinks fondly of her brother (Tony Goldwyn), who died from AIDS. He appears to her in her dressing room as a ghostly apparition.

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ee also

* Wikipedia article for Great Performances

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