The show's title is a tribute to Céline's 1932 novel of the same name, which is considered to be his most renowned work. Céline's later anti-Semitic publications and political affiliations, however, would tarnish his literary contributions and find the writer in exile.
The stage production, adapted by Jason Lindner, "intersects the story of its author Céline with that of his antihero Ferdinand Bardamu during the First World War and its aftermath. His later dubiously motivated actions, however, may have erased this hard won artistic title and closed the history books on one of this century's greatest literary gems," press notes state.
Richard Crawford (Slava's Snowshow, Gone Missing) is the central performer in the solo work directed by Drama Desk nominee Joshua Carlebach.
The Journey to the End of the Night design team includes Anna Kiraly (set designer), Anjeanette Stokes (lighting designer), Zach Williamson (sound designer) and Olivera Gajic (costume designer).
Journey to the End of the Night will play a limited engagement through Jan. 26 at the Gene Frankel Theater, located in Manhattan at 24 Bond Street. Tickets are available by calling (866) 811-4111 or by visiting www.Ovationtix.com.