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THIS SHOW HAS CLOSED

Mask wearing is now optional with the exception of our MASKED MATINEE on October 1 at 2pm. For that performance only, a mask covering your mouth and nose will be required for everyone in the building, and must be worn at all times except when actively eating or drinking concessions. Mask requirements will be enforced by our front of house team and we appreciate your cooperation. Click for full Health & Safety protocols

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 work by the author of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo traces the stories of eight men and women connected by history, myth, and conspiracy. A remarkably topical and timely play about fact and fiction, and the search for belonging that drives us all.

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

Content Advisory: This production includes the use of theatrical haze, limited use of herbal cigarettes, flashing lights, and the sound of a gunshot.

CAST
CREATIVE TEAM

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.

PHOTOS

 by Cat Laine

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