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A Bright Room Called Day Tickets

A Bright Room Called Day Tickets

New York
29 Oct 2019 - 22 Dec 2019

A Bright Room Called Day Information

The Public Theater continues its 2019-2020 Off-Broadway season with the first major New York revival of Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day, directed by Oskar Eustis.

Performances are staged at the Public's Anspacher Theater.

(Photos by Joan Marcus)

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?

Run time

3hr (with one intermission)

Opening date

October 29th, 2019

Closing date

December 22nd, 2019


Closing Soon

Previews from

October 29th, 2019

Cast and creative

By: Tony Kushner
Director: Oskar Eustis
Producer: The Public Theater
Cast list: 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)
Design: David Rockwell
Lighting: John Torres
Costume: Susan Hilferty and Sarita Fellows
Sound: Bray Poor
Other info: Projection
Design: by Lucy Mackinnon