A Bright Room Called Day
LocationJesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater
Date & Time7:30pm CDT April 13
ContactMathers Box Office: 512-863-1378
7:30pm CDT April 13
What are the consequences of choosing not to engage? In the early 1930’s, the future of Germany teeters between the debilitated Weimar Republic and the upspring of Hitler’s Nazi Party. A small group of friends searching for stability convenes at the apartment of central character Agnes Eggling—a middle-aged actress whose greatest concern is maintaining her low-rent housing— to share stories, lament the rise of fascism over drinks, and summon the devil for a chat, among other things. The group, like their government, shares the same pitfall by remaining inactive in the face of impending crisis. Meanwhile, in present-day America, activist and self-titled “humorless paranoiac” Zillah Katz insists on taking action to fight the lack of civil liberties and authoritarianism. This potent and poetic play raises questions about the power people have to change their fate, and the price we may pay for neglecting our duty to act. The senior class invites you to attend the first ever Capstone production of this thought-provoking modern drama by Tony Kushner, author of Angels in America—will you choose to engage?
Originally produced by the Heat and Light Company, New York.
Includes Adult Language and Mature Content
April 13 - 22, 2018
7:30 pm | Friday and Saturday
3:00 pm | Sunday
Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones Theater
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