The Night Heron

  • Date:
    October 1, 2003

    Opened: 7 Oct 2003
    Written by Jez Butterworth
    Directed Beil Pepe
    ProducerAtlantic Theater Co
    Synopsis The sighting of a rare bird attracts the world's attention to a remote part of the Fens. The visiting birdwatchers cannot know what dangers lie in the freezing darkness of the marshes. In an isolated cabin Wattmore, bruised and bleeding, is recording the Old Testament onto cassette. Griffin arrives with fish and chips. Salvation is at hand - a cash prize for winning the university poetry competition and a possible lodger. Meanwhile, outside the town is stirring.

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRANTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �There is plenty to bewitch and bewilder any theatergoer in search of an original and questing imagination..� GORDON COX of NEWSDAY says "Too weighed down by its symbolism to go anywhere" MICHAEL SOMMERS of STAR-LEDGER says "Flaps a lot but doesn't get very far off the ground." MICHAEL KUCHWARA of ASSOCIATED PRESS says "This bird never flies very high"

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