In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wanders the countryside with the Red Cavalry. In 1989, a mysterious KGB agent and future Russian president spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes in the Russian city of Smolensk. Spanning 90 years, this thrilling and epic play by the author of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo traces the stories of eight men and women connected by history, myth, and conspiracy.


“Grand soap opera or great play, Describe the Night is that rare must-see in the theater.”  The Wrap

“Feels like a vital attempt to hold a mirror up to the former Soviet Union. And since Joseph is an American playwright, it’s also a mirror in which we might see ourselves.”  New York Magazine


Directed by Tony Estrella

Set Design Michael McGarty

Costume Design  David T. Howard

Lighting Design  Jeff Adelberg

Sound Design  Alex Eizenberg
Production Management 
Jessica Hill Kidd

Stage Management  Robin Grady*


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
△Member of IATSE, the union representing Scenic, Costume, Lighting, Sound and Projection designers in Live Performance.