Danny Burstein will star in Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night.
Danny Burstein will star in Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night.
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Six-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein will star in the New York premiere of Rajiv Joseph's new play, Describe the Night. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, the Atlantic Theater Company production runs November 10-December 24, with opening night set for December 5.

In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel (Burstein) 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, Describe the Night traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth, and conspiracy theories.

Joining Burstein are Tina Benko (The Crucible), Nadia Bowers (The Farnsworth Invention), Rebecca Naomi Jones (Significant Other), Max Gordon Moore (Indecent), and Stephen Stocking.

Describe the Night will feature scenic design by Tim Mackabee, costume design by Amy Clark, lighting design by Lap Chi Chu, and sound design and original compositions by Daniel Kluger.

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