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A Bright Room Called Day

A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY

Anspacher Theater
October 29 - December 15, 2019

Written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Oskar Eustis

Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (Caroline, Or Change; Angels in America), reunites with longtime collaborator and The Public Theater’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis (White Noise) in a scorching new version of his first play, the prescient 1985 masterwork suggesting the possibility of the Reagan counter-revolution eventually giving rise to American fascism.

Agnes, an actress in Weimar Germany, and her cadre of passionate, progressive friends, are torn between protest, escape, and survival as the world they knew crumbles around them. Her story is interrupted by an American woman enraged by the cruelty of the Reagan administration, and a new character, grappling with the anxiety, distraction, hope, and hopelessness of an artist facing the once unthinkable rise of authoritarianism in modern America.

Funny, brilliant, and devastating, this new production of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY revisits an epic work that takes a piercing look at the vulnerability of American democracy, and demands to know: when the devil takes up residence in your country… will you act?

Anspacher Theater
October 29 - December 15, 2019

PRODUCTION DETAILS.

This production is in development. Please check back closer to your performance for run time and specifics about show effects that may be of concern. As sensitivities vary from person to person, if you have specific questions regarding content, please call us at 212.967.7555.

Opening Night sponsored by:
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Cast.

Linda Emond

Linda Emond

Michael Esper

Michael Esper

Grace Gummer

Grace Gummer

Jonathan Hadary

Jonathan Hadary

Nikki M. James

Nikki M. James

Crystal Lucas-Perry

Crystal Lucas-Perry

Nadine Malouf

Nadine Malouf

Mark Margolis

Mark Margolis

Estelle Parsons

Estelle Parsons

Michael Urie

Michael Urie

Max Woertendyke

Max Woertendyke

Creative.

Tony Kushner
Playwright
Oskar Eustis
Director
David Rockwell
Scenic Design
Susan Hilferty
Co-Costume Design
Sarita Fellows
Co-Costume Design
John Torres
Lighting Design
Bray Poor
Sound Design
Lucy Mackinnon
Projection Design
Buzz Cohen
Production Stage Manager
John Bantay
Assistant Stage Manager