• Date: 12/9/2016

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A Bright Room Called Day

Play by Tony Kushner

Directed by Melanie Alice Ward and Produced by Alex Shannon

Friday December 9, 8pm 

Saturday, December 10, 2pm & 8pm

Tickets are $10 (proceeds go towards covering production costs and remainder will be donated to the ACLU)

In response to Hitler's rise to power in 1930's Berlin, a group of young artists attempt to navigate the times, fight back, and ultimately survive.  

The play takes place in the apartment of Agnes Eggling, a young character actor. She can sense the importance of fighting fascism and Hitler but she doesn't know what exactly to do. As her friends make bold and dangerous attempts to take sides in Hitler's Germany, Agnes remains paralyzed by the possibilities. 

So she does nothing.

Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day is a cautionary tale about reactionary politics and about the dangers of doing nothing in the face of evil.

Melanie Alice Ward is an actor and director in NYC who recently graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. She previously directed Pussy Power Hours 1 and 2, and also the political comedy Lysistrata at Atlantic's Stage 2. Some of her favorite acting credits include (Stage) After the Fall, Macbeth, Witness the Beginning, and The Illiad, (Film) Far Rock, Citygirl, and Age of Transparency.