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.
OBIE AWARD FOR BEST NEW AMERICAN PLAY
“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.