The West Coast Premiere of Maria Irene Fornes'
WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
by Maria Irene Fornes
October 10 – November 2, 2014
Los Angeles, CA
Best Acting Ensemble; Best Lighting Design (Intimate Theatre) & Best Sound Design (Intimate Theatre)
What of the Night? is a poignant saga chronicling the life of Birdie and her family as they traverse the moral and financial bankruptcy that is poverty. Destitute and isolated, a 14-year old Birdie makes the brave decision to leave her family. “I want something from life!” she cries as she abandons her loved ones in hopes of finding something more than sickness and crime. This decision propels Birdie, her family, and the viewer into a 60-year journey where estranged family and friends entwine and collide in poetic stories of love, impoverishment, and dreams. Maria Irene Fornes delivers a masterful piece of theatre that entertains us, humors us, breaks our hearts, and ultimately challenges us to examine our own complicity in the unbridled divide between the haves and the have nots across America today.
Directed by Caitlin Hart
With: Linn Bjornland, Laura Caudill, Joseph Culliton*, Elitia Daniels, Kathleen Hagerty, Lisa Jai, Steve Madar, Gina Manziello, Alex Marshall-Brown*, Marc Pelina, and Thaddeus Shafer
*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity
Stage Manger: Jenna Clarke
Assistant Stage Manager/Propsmaster: Madison-Margaret Huckaby
Scenic/Projection Design: Matthew G. Hill
Projection Design Assistant: Nick Kunin
Lighting Design: Matt Richter
Sound Design: Martin Carrillo
Costume Design: Traci LaDue
Costume Design Assistant: Delaney Poe
Choreographer: Kara Karstedt
Fight/Stunt Coordinator: Jen Albert
Technical Director: Pete Sauber
Producer: Sabina Ptasznik
Associate Producer: Danielle Gonzales
“Director Caitlin Hart illuminates the deepest corners of the play’s dark soul with a magical touch. RECOMMENDED!"
– Sarah Tuft, Stage Raw
“The Vagrancy is making a powerful major work by a modern master come fully to life…if you care at all about America and its theatre, you must see it.” – Theatre Ghost