What of the Night?

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WHAT OF THE NIGHT? by María Irene Fornés

Directed by Carlos Murillo

A Stage Left and Cor Theatre Co-Production
January 8 to February 12 at Theatre Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave

Please note that this show contains explicit violence and sexual content. For mature audiences only.

SYNOPSIS

The celebrated Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés’s play, What of the Night?, is about sex, power, institutional failure, human frailty, betrayal, dreams, and madness. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, it follows an extended family whose lives are intertwined even as they try to escape the ties that bind them. When the just-married 14-year-old Birdie leaves her impoverished home to seek a better life, she unwittingly sets in motion a sprawling epic told in intimate vignettes that span across time and geography. Rainbow finds love. Charlie finds solace in loyalty. Ray finds the trappings of success. Though their yearnings are briefly rewarded, the lyrical story lays bare the difference between the hunger of the soul and the hunger of the ego.

DATES

January 8th through February 12th
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 3 PM

TRAILER

PRESS

Chicago Tribune – Chris Jones – Three Stars!
Chicago Sun Times – Hedy Weiss
PerformInk

PHOTOS

(from left) Kathryn Acosta plays Rainbow and Allyce Torres is Greta in Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? Chicago's Cor Theater and Stage Left Theatre co-present, and Carlos Murillo directs, Fornés's epic, deeply intimate and never-more-timely mediation about poverty in America, now through February 12, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information: cortheatre.org, stagelefttheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Photo credit: Ian McLaren

(from left) Kathryn Acosta plays Rainbow and Allyce Torres is Greta. Photo credit: Ian McLaren.

Miguel Nunez is Pete and Tosha Fowler is Nadine in Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? Chicago's Cor Theater and Stage Left Theatre co-present, and Carlos Murillo directs, Fornés's epic, deeply intimate and never-more-timely mediation about poverty in America, now through February 12, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information: cortheatre.org, stagelefttheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Photo credit: Ian McLaren

Miguel Nunez is Pete and Tosha Fowler is Nadine. Photo credit: Ian McLaren.

Casey Morris plays Charlie and Dionne Addai is Birdie in Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? Chicago's Cor Theater and Stage Left Theatre co-present, and Carlos Murillo directs, Fornés's epic, deeply intimate and never-more-timely mediation about poverty in America, now through February 12, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information: cortheatre.org, stagelefttheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Photo credit: Ian McLaren

Casey Morris plays Charlie and Dionne Addai is Birdie. Photo credit: Ian McLaren.

Miguel Nunez is Pete and Casey Morris plays Charlie in Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? Chicago's Cor Theater and Stage Left Theatre co-present, and Carlos Murillo directs, Fornés's epic, deeply intimate and never-more-timely mediation about poverty in America, now through February 12, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information: cortheatre.org, stagelefttheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Photo credit: Ian McLaren

Miguel Nunez is Pete and Casey Morris plays Charlie. Photo credit: Ian McLaren.

Nelson Rodriguez (front) plays Ray and Dionne Addai is Birdie in Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? Chicago's Cor Theater and Stage Left Theatre co-present, and Carlos Murillo directs, Fornés's epic, deeply intimate and never-more-timely mediation about poverty in America, January 8-February 12, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information: cortheatre.org, stagelefttheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Photo credit: Ian McLaren

Nelson Rodriguez (front) plays Ray and Dionne Addai is Birdie. Photo credit: Ian McLaren.

(from left) Kathryn Acosta, Nelson Rodriguez, Stephen Loch, Dionne Addai and Kate Black-Spence in Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? Chicago's Cor Theater and Stage Left Theatre co-present, and Carlos Murillo directs, Fornés's epic, deeply intimate and never-more-timely mediation about poverty in America, January 8-February 12, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information: cortheatre.org, stagelefttheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Photo credit: Ian McLaren

(from left) Kathryn Acosta, Nelson Rodriguez, Stephen Loch, Dionne Addai and Kate Black-Spence. Photo credit: Ian McLaren.

Nelson Rodriguez plays Ray and Kathryn Acosta is Lorraine in Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? Chicago's Cor Theater and Stage Left Theatre co-present, and Carlos Murillo directs, Fornés's epic, deeply intimate and never-more-timely mediation about poverty in America, January 8-February 12, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information: cortheatre.org, stagelefttheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Photo credit: Ian McLaren

Nelson Rodriguez plays Ray and Kathryn Acosta is Lorraine. Photo credit: Ian McLaren.

(from left) Allyce Torres plays Girl, Dionne Addai is Birdie, and Tosha Fowler plays Nadine in Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? Chicago's Cor Theater and Stage Left Theatre co-present, and Carlos Murillo directs, Fornés's epic, deeply intimate and never-more-timely mediation about poverty in America, January 8-February 12, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information: cortheatre.org, stagelefttheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Photo credit: Ian McLaren

(from left) Allyce Torres plays Girl, Dionne Addai is Birdie, and Tosha Fowler plays Nadine. Photo credit: Ian McLaren.

Kate Black-Spence plays Helena and Nelson Rodriguez is Ray in Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? Chicago's Cor Theater and Stage Left Theatre co-present, and Carlos Murillo directs, Fornés's epic, deeply intimate and never-more-timely mediation about poverty in America, January 8-February 12, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information: cortheatre.org, stagelefttheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Photo credit: Ian McLaren

Kate Black-Spence plays Helena and Nelson Rodriguez is Ray. Photo credit: Ian McLaren.

Nelson Rodriguez (front) plays Ray and Stephen Loch is Joseph in Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? Chicago's Cor Theater and Stage Left Theatre co-present, and Carlos Murillo directs, Fornés's epic, deeply intimate and never-more-timely mediation about poverty in America, January 8-February 12, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information: cortheatre.org, stagelefttheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Photo credit: Ian McLaren

Nelson Rodriguez (front) plays Ray and Stephen Loch is Joseph. Photo credit: Ian McLaren.

Nelson Rodriguez plays Ray and Tosha Fowler is Reba in Cuban-American writer María Irene Fornés's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? Chicago's Cor Theater and Stage Left Theatre co-present, and Carlos Murillo directs, Fornés's epic, deeply intimate and never-more-timely mediation about poverty in America, January 8-February 12, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets and information: cortheatre.org, stagelefttheatre.com or (773) 975-8150. Photo credit: Ian McLaren

Nelson Rodriguez plays Ray and Tosha Fowler is Reba. Photo credit: Ian McLaren.