When The Lights Went Out, with Laura Innes and Cotter Smith, Begins July 17 at Powerhouse Theater

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17 Jul 2013

When The Lights Went Out, Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater's second mainstage production, begins performances July 17.



Directed by Kate Whoriskey, Mozhan Marnò's play is performed through July 28.

The cast includes Laura Innes ("ER"), Cotter Smith (Next Fall, An American Daughter), Michael Braun (War Horse, Fires Are Confusing), Clifton Duncan ("Elementary"), Lameece Issaq (Food and Fadwa), Russell G. Jones (The Power of Duff, Ruined), TJ Rossi (A Year With Frog and Toad) and Sheila Vand ("Argo," Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo).

"When The Lights Went Out tells the story of the night of the Northeast blackout of 2003 when six New Yorkers connect through interwoven stories," press notes state. "In the darkness, two strangers fall in love during an epic walk across Manhattan; an older couple marooned in their apartment must finally grapple with their past; and a conflicted Iraqi immigrant trapped in an elevator chases memories of her lost son and her homeland through the shadows."

The creative team includes Dane Laffrey (set), Ilona Somogyi (costumes), David Weiner (lighting), Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (sound) and Warren Adams (movement consultant).

Powerhouse Theater is a collaboration between Vassar College and New York Stage and Film dedicated to both emerging and established artists in the development and production of new works for theatre and film. The Powerhouse program consists of an eight-week residency on the Vassar campus during which more than 250 professional artists and 40 apprentices live and work together to create new theatre works. 

Tickets and more information are available by calling (845) 437-5907 or visiting powerhouse.vassar.edu/boxoffice.