photos 1, 2 and 6 above, Geoff Greene; photos 3, 4, 5, Carol Rosegg; poster: ALRdesign.com
BY SYLVAN OSWALD
DIRECTED BY TAMILLA WOODWARD
THESE ARE THE NIGHTLANDS.
ENORMOUS BLUEPURPLE SKY.
From under her auburn beehive wig, Netta Klein dreams of a life beyond Northeast Philadelphia routine. Down on Columbia Avenue, the stars talk and we listen… Ivy Silver’s your host on community-access radio. It’s August, 1964. And the sparks that fly between two women are about to ignite an entire city.
OCTOBER 5 – 29 2011
HERE ARTS CENTER
VIDEO: welcome to Philly!
part of New Dramatists‘ Full Stage New York
LINDA MARIE LARSON
HUBERT POINT-DU JOUR
“We are in history now,” one character says as the simmering tensions finally burst loose near the end. When “Nightlands” is at its strongest, it reminds us that that statement is always true.” — The New York Times
“A big beautiful play” – nytheatre.com
“An arresting tale of an unlikely love affair set against the roiling racism of the early 1960s” – backstage.com