Through the Night, with Obie Winner Beaty, Opens at the Union Square Theatre Sept. 26
26 Sep 2010
Following a limited run at the Riverside Theatre this past spring, Through the Night — written and performed by Daniel Beaty, who received an Obie Award for his solo play Emergence-See! — officially opens at Off-Broadway's Union Square Theatre Sept. 26 at 7 PM following previews that began Sept. 10.
Charles Randolph-Wright again directs to solo work that tells the story of six African-American males, ages 10-60, "who discover the power of possibility through one extraordinary event."
The production features scenic, projection and lighting design by Alexander V. Nichols and sound design and original music by Lindsay Jones.
Through the Night premiered as a co-production with the Crossroads Theatre and The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. Daryl Roth produces; Bill Cosby, Ruby Dee, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Phylicia Rashad are artistic ambassadors.
Tickets, priced $65, are available via Ticketmaster.com/(800) 982-2787. Tickets are also available in person at The Union Square Theatre Box Office (100 E. 17th Street).
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.