Public Theater announces final extension for A Bright Room Called Day

The first major New York revival of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day will now play its final performance on December 22, 2019.

Michael Urie & Nikki M. James in A Bright Room Called Day

The Public Theater has announced a final 2-week extension for its current revival of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day, helmed by the Public's Artisic Director Oskar Eustis, which began performances at the Public's Anspacher Theater on October 29, officially opening on November 19 (read our 4* review) and will now close on December 22, 2019 (instead of December 8).

Synopsis: "Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, reunites with longtime collaborator and Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis in a scorching new version of his first play, the prescient 1985 masterwork suggesting the possibility of the Reagan counter-revolution eventually giving rise to American fascism. Agnes, an actress in Weimar Germany, and her cadre of passionate, progressive friends, are torn between protest, escape, and survival as the world they knew crumbles around them. Her story is interrupted by an American woman enraged by the cruelty of the Reagan administration, and a new character, grappling with the anxiety, distraction, hope, and hopelessness of an artist facing the once unthinkable rise of authoritarianism in modern America. Funny, brilliant, and devastating, this new production of A Bright Room Called Day revisits an epic work that takes a piercing look at the vulnerability of American democracy, and demands to know: when the devil takes up residence in your country…will you act?"

The cast of A Bright Room Called Day includes Linda Emond (as Annabella Gotchling), Michael Esper (as Vealtninc Husz), Grace Gummer (as Paulinka Erdnuss), Jonathan Hadary (as Xillah), Nikki M. James (as Agnes Eggling), Crystal Lucas-Perry (as Zillah), Nadine Malouf (as Rosa Malek), Mark Margolis (as Gottfried Swetts), Estelle Parsons (as Die Älte), Michael Urie (as Gregor Bazwald), and Max Woertendyke (as Emil Traum).

Please note: Michael Urie will play his final performance in the production on December 14 at 7pm, due to scheduling conflicts with Second Stage Theater's upcoming production of Grand Horizons on Broadway. Bill Heck is set to replace him in this Public Theater revival.

The creative team behind A Bright Room Called Day features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Susan Hilferty and Sarita Fellows, lighting design by John Torres, sound design by Bray Poor, projection design by Lucy Mackinnon, hair, wig & makeup design by Tom Watson, and fight direction by Thomas Schall.

A Bright Room Called Day Tickets are available now.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)