Light Shining in Buckinghamshire Opens at New York Theatre Workshop

Off-Broadway News   Light Shining in Buckinghamshire Opens at New York Theatre Workshop
 
The Caryl Churchill play is helmed by Great Comet and Hadestown director Rachel Chavkin.
Matthew Jeffers, Evelyn Spahr, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Vinie Burrows, and Rob Campbell
Matthew Jeffers, Evelyn Spahr, Mikéah Ernest Jennings, Vinie Burrows, and Rob Campbell Joan Marcus

New York Theatre Workshop celebrates 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 returns to NYTW, where she helmed the acclaimed Hadestown, to direct.

Cast
Matthew Jeffers, Gregg Mozgala, and Rob Campbell Joan Marcus

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.

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).

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire received an acclaimed revival at London's National Theatre in 2015; it received its American premiere at NYTW in 1991. Churchill’s plays include Top Girls, Serious Money, Cloud 9, Fen, Love and Information, and Far Way, among many others.

For tickets and more information visit NYTW.org.

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