What of the Night?
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.
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.
January 8th through February 12th
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Sundays at 3 PM