A Bright Room Called Day
By Tony Kushner
Directed by Ryan Guzzo Purcell
A new president has just come to power by the slimmest of margins. Though his rhetoric is alarming, democratic institutions are strong and the opposition is looking good heading into the next election. This is Berlin, in 1932. In Agnes Eggling’s apartment, a group of artists and activists struggle between their conscience and their comfort, trying to decide how much they are willing to sacrifice for their beliefs.
First produced in 1985, this prophetic play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Tony Kushner is a wake-up call and warning for contemporary America, posing timely questions about citizenship, resistance, and complicity. Building upon The Williams Project's commitment to making theatre that sparks civic discourse and connects communities, performances will feature partnerships with other local non-profits, highlighting for audiences ways of becoming more politically engaged.