By María Irene Fornés
Directed by Leah Reddy
Dramaturgy by Gwendolyn Alker
October 24, 25, and 26 in The Irma Sandrey Theatre
What of the Night (1989) by Cuban-American playwright María Irene Fornés, is a four-act cycle that follows an American family from 1938, to 1958, through the 1970s, and into the hypothetical future. The play, framed by a quote from the Book of Isaiah, is a prophecy about the effects of greed and poverty on American life. A Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1990, today that prophecy feels perhaps more urgent than ever before.
Marrisa Bay Riggs