A Bright Room Called Day 11/03–11/19
This show ended 11/19/2017
DETROIT—The Detroit Mercy Theatre Company Opens its 2017-18 season with A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner. 9 performances only, from November 3–19 at The Marlene Boll Theatre inside the Boll Family YMCA – Downtown Detroit.
A Bright Room Called Day will be performed at 7:30 p.m. November 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18, and 3:00 p.m. on November 5, 12 and 19. Tickets to A Bright Room Called Day can be purchased online at www.DetroitMercyArts.com or over the phone at 313-993-3270. Individual ticket prices are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors, $10 for veterans, and $10 for students (with valid ID). Groups of 15 or more can receive up to a 30% discount.
A Bright Room Called Day examines unstable times in concert with alternative ideologies. It follows a group of artists and political activists struggling to preserve themselves in 1930’s Berlin as the Weimar Republic surrenders to the seduction of fascism. The poetic world of the play moves beyond the bounds of historical reality and brings into stark relief the discomfiting similarities between then and now. It challenges audiences to remember that although evil may seem inevitable it is never irresistible.
A Bright Room Called Day events and special engagements include:
Nov. 4: Reception following performance.
Nov. 5: Act 3, post-show discussion: “The Anatomy of a Show”, with members of the production team including director, Jamie Warrow.
Nov. 8: 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Library Series: “The Anatomy of a Scene” at the Ferndale Public Library
Nov. 11: Community Night – All tickets $10
Nov. 12: Act 3, post-show discussion: “Politics and the Human Psyche.” Special guests will include docents from the Holocaust Memorial Center and Ph.D. candidates from the Detroit Mercy School of Clinical Psychology. They will discuss the realities and human reactions to fear, stress and change in the world of 1930s Germany and our own time and place.
More information about events and special engagements can be found at www.TheTheatreCo.com.