All Through the Night, Lauro's Play About German Gentile Women in WWII, to Get NYC Bow

News   All Through the Night, Lauro's Play About German Gentile Women in WWII, to Get NYC Bow Shirley Lauro's All Through The Night, a new play inspired by the playwright's interviews with German gentile women who experienced Hitler's Germany, will get its New York City premiere this fall.

Lauro is best known for her play A Piece of My Heart, about Vietnam war nurses. All Through the Night had its world premiere in Chicago and was nominated for a Jeff Award as Best New Play.

Performances (beginning Oct. 1) will play Off-Broadway's Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater (5 West 64th Street at Central Park West). Directed by Melanie Moyer Williams, the play is produced by The Red Fern Theatre Company, a troupe which has made its mark producing socially conscious work and partnering with philanthropies whose mission seeks to assist those affected by the issues addressed in each new project. Red Fern will soon announce the philanthropy partner for All Through the Night.

Here's how the play is billed by the producers: "Inspired by interviews with German gentile women, and set during and after the Third Reich, All Through the Night speaks directly with a warning for today. Both stylistic and surrealistic, the play sweeps through the lives of four women — their teen years, young adulthood during the Holocaust and then beyond. Making overwhelmingly hard choices, they survive or succumb to Hitler's Reign and are changed forever."

Casting will be announced.

All Through the Night will feature scenery designed by Adrienne Kapalko, costumes designed by Emily DeAngelis and lighting designed by Jessica Greenberg. Award-winning playwright Lauro's latest play, The Radiant, won a 2008 Sloan Science Commission and enjoyed its first staged reading, June 2009, at The Actors Studio. A Piece of My Heart premiered at Manhattan Theatre Club and was revived in New York by the Red Fern Theater Company in 2008, Melanie Moyer Williams, directing. With over 1,000 other productions around the world, the play was recently designated by VW Veterans, Inc.: "The most enduring American play on Vietnam." Her play Clarence Darrow's Last Trial received a 2006 Carbonell nomination as Best New Play and an NEA Access to Excellence Award. On Broadway, her Open Admissions received one Tony nomination, two Drama Desk nominations, and a Theatre World Award, and she later adapted it for a CBS special starring Jane Alexander and Estelle Parsons. A Guggenheim Fellow, Lauro is a three-time NEA and a New York Foundation for the Arts winner.

All Through the Night will play Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 3 PM. Tickets are $25.

For more information and tickets phone (212) 352-3101.

To learn more about The Red Fern Theatre Company, log onto www.redferntheatre.org.

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