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Hour of the Star

The Optics of Dying Light by Misha Chowdhury
Directed by Misha Chowdhury

It's the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Two second-generation Armenian-American physicists are grappling with what they have inherited. They fell in love as teens refracting stained-glass light through lenses in their hometown church. Now he teaches at community college, and she's trying to get funding from the military to see the earliest light in the universe. If only she could see more clearly...

...but light is always out of reach. Always just beyond the lip of the horizon.

Creative Team:
Playwright/Director: Misha Chowdhury, Composer: Laura Grill Assistant Director: Lindsay Tanner, Scenic Designer: Peiyi Wong, Lighting Designer: Abby Hoke-Brady, Projection Designer: Grayson Earle, Sound Designer: M. Florian Staab, Radio Designer: Doug Anderson, Dramaturg: Vickie Curtis, Physics Consultant: Partha Chowdhury, General Manager: Emily Comisar, Company Manager: Brian Hajjar, Production Manager: Thomas Gilmore Production Stage Manager: Miranda Swineford

Zhuk: Bill Green,Burk: Keith Foster, Lucine: Julia Joyce-Barry, Band: Laura Grill, Fima Chupakhin, Vuyo Sotashe

October 21-24, 2015

HERE 145 6th Ave (enter on Dominick, 1 block south of Spring)
Wednesday-Friday @ 8:30pm, Saturday @ 4pm and 8:30pm

This production is a part of SubletSeries@HERE, HERE’s curated rental program which provides artists with subsidized space and equipment, as well as technical support.

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HERE Arts Center
145 Avenue of the Americas
New York,NY 10013

October 21-24, 2015

$15 General Admission/$5 Seniors

Free with any valid CUID or student ID;
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You must present your ID with the confirmation at the door.

10/21 Wednesday @ 8:30pm
10/22 Thursday @ 8:30pm
10/23 Friday @ 8:30pm
10/24 Saturday @ 4:00pm
10/24 Saturday @ 8:30pm



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