Enter The Night
Enter The Night
Enter THE NIGHT is a play situated between dreaming and wakefulness, fantasy and reality, myth and life. In a new collaboration with NYC director Alice Reagan, it delves into the substance of home, identity, intimacy, and human resolve in a SUR-realistic world of fancy and verity. It attempts to capture the complexity of love between three friends by depicting the deep strangeness of human relationships. This true love cannot be reduced to easy categories. As each character deals with their attempts at independence, their failed dreams and their approaching mortality, they experience a fear of not being truly alive—or perhaps it is a fear of living. Enter THE NIGHT challenges our commonly accepted notions of love and confront us with our own responsibility to live.
Enter the Night pulses with wonder, beauty and unexpected joy. Though the characters grapple with mortality, they’re motivated as much by love as by fear, and the show swings easily between serious reflection and giddy, generous comedy.
I didn’t realize I needed a theater like that until I saw it, a theater that refuses to contrive to make the audience feel superior. And if you think maybe that sort of theater might be appealing, well, Enter the Night is for you.
Fascinatingly provocative... The transitions between the playful and the poignant, the real and the dreamy, and the wildly energetic and the statuesquely still are very artfully orchestrated.
The live experience is top notch. Paramount in any PETE show is the moment – what is happening RIGHT NOW.
An unpredictably surefooted production- [...] the real pleasure comes not from tracking any meaningful arc, but from parsing the specificities of the performances and guessing at the methods of love’s anodyne.
January 24 – February 7, 2015
Venue: Shaking The Tree Theatre
Text by Maria Irene Fornes
Director: Alice Reagan
*Member, Actors' Equity Association
Set and costume design: Jenny Ampersand
Lighting design: Jeff Forbes
Sound design: Mark Valadez
Producing Artistic Director: Rebecca Lingafelter
Stage Manager: Sarah Yeakel
Assistant Director: Dana Bacharach
Photography: Owen Carey
Made possible with support from Ronni LaCroute, and The Regional Arts and Culture Council.