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A Bright Room Called Day

A Bright Room Called Day
By Tony Kushner

Directed by Scott Ebersold


Agnes Eggling and a bohemian group of friends gather in her cozy Berlin apartment to celebrate New Year’s Eve, 1932 – the year the Nazis win parliamentary control and ultimately propel Hitler to power. At first they can't imagine anything will come of these political changes, but soon realize that the unthinkable is becoming the new normal. Interrupting this is Zillah Katz, a self-confessed paranoiac and left-wing crusader who scours the Internet daily from her tiny modern-day New York apartment, demanding that we examine our own political landscape. Tony Kushner’s epic, fantastical and witty play, A Bright Room Called Day, challenges us to face the world's evils, both large and small, so we may stop the unthinkable from ever becoming normal again.

Kristopher Dean* Beth Ann Hopkins*
David Gautschy Laralu Smith*
Tracey Gilbert* Julian Stetkevych*
Jason Griffin Sara Thigpen*
Casey Hayes-Deats Lauren Whitehead

*Appears Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association

Production Team:

Dramaturg Lauren Whitehead
Producer Martins Jukna
Scenic Design Adam Rigg
Costume Design Martin Schnellinger
Lighting Design Dan Stearns
Sound Design Matt Otto
Video/Projection Design Andrew Lazarow
Video/Projection Design Moe Shahrooz
Assistant Director Paul Bedard
Stage Manager Colleen Lacy
Assistant Stage Manager Krystle Henninger


The Connelly
220 E. 4th Street

April 16-19, 2014

$15 General Admission/$5 Seniors

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4/16 Wednesday @ 8:00pm
4/17 Thursday @ 8:00pm
4/18 Friday @ 8:00pm
4/19 Saturday @ 2:00pm
4/19 Saturday @ 8:00pm

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