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Danny Burstein, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and More Celebrate Describe the Night Opening

Rajiv Joseph's play runs through December 24 under the direction of Giovanna Sardelli.

The cast of Describe the Night take a bow at curtain call.
(© David Gordon)

The New York premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night opened last night, December 5, at the Atlantic Theater Company. Giovanna Sardelli directs the production for its limited run through December 24. Check out photos from the evening in the gallery below.


Describe the Night is described as follows: "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), 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 features 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.

For tickets and more information, click here.