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Danny Burstein, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and More Rehearse Describe the Night

The New York premiere of Rajiv Joseph's play also stars Tina Benko, Nadia Bowers, Max Gordon Moore, and Stephen Stocking.

Danny Burstein and Zach Grenier in the rehearsal room for Describe the Night, directed by Giovanna Sardelli, at the Atlantic Theater Company.
(© Ahron R. Foster)

The New York Premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night is currently in rehearsals at Atlantic Theater Company. Giovanna Sardelli directs the production, set to begin performances November 10 for a limited run through December 24. Opening night is set for December 5. Check out photos from the rehearsal room in the gallery below.


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.

The production stars Danny Burstein (Fiddler on the Roof) are Tina Benko (The Crucible), Nadia Bowers (The Farnsworth Invention), Zach Grenier ("The Good Wife"), 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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