by Tony Kushner
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Angels in America”
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NOW EXTENDED UNTIL APRIL 22ND BY POPULAR DEMAND! “A Bright Room Called Day” follows a group of artists and activists struggling for love and meaning in 1930s Berlin, as Germany surrenders to the seduction of fascism.
In her cozy one-bedroom apartment, Agnes Eggling (Xanadu Bruggers) provides comfort from the brewing storm for actors, revolutionaries, homosexuals, and communists as the Nazis begin to consolidate power. As the darkness threatens her small circle of friends, Agnes must try to hold them all together, even as outside forces, including the supernatural, try to invade her bright room called day.
Kushner also “interrupts” his historical play with the passionate outpourings of Zillah (Maggie Ballard), a slightly paranoid and extremely passionate American Jew, sifting through the past in contemporary Berlin. By the end of this tale, time and place will blur into one, and our own democracy may seem less secure than it once was.Tony Kushner’s first play is a lyrical, savagely funny piece of theatre that is both a warning cry for the future, as well as a remembrance of an apocalypse that was anything but inevitable.
See production photos here: https://www.custommade.org/bright-room/a-bright-room-called-day-photos/
Maggie Ballard, Megan Briggs, Xanadu Bruggers, Steve Budd, Shelley Lynn Johnson, Chris Morrell, Jessica Rudholm*, Nick Trengove, David Vega, and Vahishta Vafadari
Directed by Brian Katz*
Stage Manager – Ashley Bodnar
Set Design – Marci Ring*
Costume Design – Scarlett Kellum*
Lighting Design – Andrea Schwartz
Sound Design / Composition – Brendan Aanes
Video / Puppet Design – Maxx Kurzunski*
Dramaturgy – Perry Aliado* & Sarah Gold
Opens Tuesday, March 13, 8pm
Previews March 9-10, 8pm, March 11 7pm
Runs Thurs-Sat, 8pm; Sun, 7pm thru April 22
no performances April 5 & 6
General Admission $32
*Custom Made company member