Inside the Opening Night of Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at New York Theatre Workshop

Opening Night Photos   Inside the Opening Night of Light Shining in Buckinghamshire at New York Theatre Workshop
The Caryl Churchill play is helmed by Great Comet and Hadestown director Rachel Chavkin.
Brittain Ashford, Dave Malloy, and Phillipa Soo Marielle Solan

New York Theatre Workshop celebrated the Off-Broadway opening of Light Shining in Buckinghamshire by Caryl Churchill May 7. Tony Award nominee and three-time Obie Award winner Rachel Chavkin returned to NYTW, where she helmed the acclaimed Hadestown, to direct.

Set in 1647 England, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire follows a number of revolutionaries dreaming of a new era and looks at themes of power, politics, and revolution. Performances began April 18 and have been extended through June 3.

Flip through photos of the opening night below:

The cast is made up of Vinie Burrows (Walk Together Children), Rob Campbell (All the Way), Matthew Jeffers (The Mysteries), Mikéah Ernest Jennings (MASTER), Gregg Mozgala (Cost of Living), and Evelyn Spahr (The Post).

The production features scenic design by Riccardo Hernández (Indecent), costume design by Toni-Leslie James (Amazing Grace), lighting design by Isabella Byrd (Sundown, Yellow Moon), sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman (The Rape of the Sabine Women), properties by Noah Mease (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), original music and music direction by Orion Johnstone ({my lingerie play}: The Concert and Call to Arms!!!!!!!!!), and stage management by Jhanaë Bonnick (That Bachelorette Show).

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