New York Premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night Releases New Photos
The play, directed by Giovanna Sardelli, spans a period of 90 years in Russia.
The New York premiere of Rajiv Joseph's Describe the Night is currently in performances at the Atlantic Theater Company. Giovanna Sardelli directs the production, set to open December 5, for its limited run through December 24. Check out photos from the production in the gallery below.
What is Joseph's play about? 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.