Ruth Morgan has dedicated her life to theatre, performing on stage, creating costumes, and managing productions at Littleton’s Lakeland Theatre. But beneath the glittering surface, she’s been struggling with a thirty year battle with cancer. Being on stage allows Ruth to enter a new world, free of medication, doctor visits, and scans. “When I’m on stage, I’m immersed in that moment, in that play, in that character. I don’t see the people out front. I don’t feel the stomach ache that I had on stage. You’re just in a whole different world,” says Ruth.
This documentary explores Ruth’s journey between those two worlds through a private performance of her most recent role at the theatre and verité moments at home.
Performance by Ruth Morgan
Film by Gabriela Arp
Music by Chad Lawson, "A Painted Beauty"
Role: Producer, Cinematographer, Editor