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Describe the Night


A new dramatic thriller that spans 90 years in Russia and charts the crossed paths of seven men and women through history, myth, and conspiracy.

The Off-Broadway production of Describe the Night closed December 24, 2017. For current Off-Broadway show listings and tickets, please click here.

From the producers: In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wanders the countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes in the Russian city of Smolensk. Set in Russia over the course of 90 years, this thrilling and epic new play by Rajiv Joseph traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth and conspiracy theories.

Audience Note: This production uses haze, herbal cigarettes, and contains one live gunshot.

Rajiv Joseph returns to Atlantic following the critically acclaimed production of his Lortel and Obie Award-winning play "Guards at the Taj." His plays include "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" (Pulitzer Prize finalist), "The North Pool," "Gruesome Playground Injuries" and "Animals Out of Paper." "Describe the Night" was commissioned by Houston's Alley Theatre where it ran earlier this year.

Six-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein ("Fiddler on the Roof, "South Pacific") and stage favorite Rebecca Naomi Jones ("Significant Other," "American Idiot") are among a cast that includes Tina Benko, Nadia Bowers, Max Gordon Moore and Stephen Stocking.

What's the Atlantic Theater Company? Based in a converted church on the western edge of Chelsea and a smaller space on West 16th Street, this long-running Off Broadway group stages plays in the intimate, realistic style developed by its founders, David Mamet and William H. Macy. Several highly-regarded Broadway productions started out here, including the Tony winning musical "Spring Awakening." Earthy yet cosmopolitan. More here.




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