Examiner.com’s Charles Kruger calls BRIGHT ROOM “gripping”!

Examiner.com’s Charles Kruger calls BRIGHT ROOM “gripping”!

Another review today, and just as amazing!  Charles Kruger from Examiner.com has a lot to say about the politics and relevance of Kushner’s play, and what it means today.  Plus he called it “gripping”, and that Custom Made is “one of the groups leading the way”  with the “a reawakening of the importance of history and politics in the theatre.”

We couldn’t agree more.

Continue reading on Examiner.com Tony Kushner’s ‘A Bright Room Called Day’: Gripping theatre at CustomMade – San Francisco Theater | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/theater-in-san-francisco/tony-kushner-s-a-bright-room-called-day-gripping-theatre-at-custommade-review#ixzz1pJ1MUBPc

Beyond Chron calls Bright Room “simply incredible”!

Beyond Chron calls Bright Room “simply incredible”!

The reviews have started to roll in.  Here’s BeyondChron.com’s Lee Hartgrave on A Bright Room Called Day  It is a heck of a rave, here’s a highlight and then click the link below to read more!

“This is a play that is masterfully explosive. The political fiction can be very scary in this amazing gorgeous scenario. Kushner has a knack for words, as his play jumps around from poetry to prose …. The story is riveting, as it brings out all the human foibles that you can carry in a German bag of tricks in 1932. The exhilarating actors are moody, athletic. Complex and talented in this inspired work.”

Read the full review at http://www.beyondchron.org/depts/index.php?itemid=9981&catid=2#more

Bright Room featured in Arts in America!

Bright Room featured in Arts in America!

Arts In America blog features BRIGHT ROOM today.  Nice, short article and nothing wrong with saying we dazzle!

“But whether he’s writing for the stage or for film, Kushner’s commitment to challenging his audiences, and his habit of introducing innovative juxtapositions of plot, continue to inspire.”

http://artsamerica.org/blog/location/a-bright-room-called-day-dazzles-san-francisco/

Bright Room Official Photos

Bright Room Official Photos

Official A Bright Room Called Day Production Photos

These amazing photos are by Jay Yamada, and were shot at our final dress as well as our pick-up rehearsal before opening.  Enjoy, they really capture our beautiful show.

To download a high-resolution photo, click on an image.  Then right click and “save image as”

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Bright Room featured in Arts in America!

BRIGHT ROOM featured on 96 hours!

Nice to wake up this morning to see our Agnes (Xanadu Bruggers) on the cover of 96 hours, the San Francisco Chronicle’s “what to do this weekend” section!

Most of the article is from an interview with me, although some of the facts about the version have gotten confused.  I’m planning on posting the Q&A soon….

Here’s an excerpt and be sure to click the link to read the whole article.

“By the end of the play, time becomes ethereal, and we are left neither here nor there,” Katz says. “It creates urgency. It helps transport us into the past without this being, for one moment, a ‘historical play,’ which, to me, is deadly.”

For Katz, Zillah’s presence in the apartment also forces the audience to place themselves in the same space, breaking down time and urging us to ask questions such as “What would we do? Would we fight? Could we stick to our convictions? And how could we survive if everyone we loved abandoned us?”

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/03/07/NSEC1NE26Q.DTL#ixzz1oYBwdQ1X