Theater Performance: What of the Night
November 29—December 1, 2018 7:30 pm
December 5—December 8, 2018 7:30 pm
December 8, 2018 2:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
By María Irene Fornés
Directed by Vishnupad Barve
This production is a cycle of four linked short plays by Maria Irene Fornes, one of our greatest and most influential living playwrights. She presents a thrillingly dangerous dystopian vision that spans 60 years, tracking an extended family of desperate characters whose lives are intertwined as they try to eke out a precarious living in the city's violent underground. This Pulitzer Prize-nominated play is Fornes’ incisive exploration of the human hunger for survival by any means.
This event is part of Celebrando Fornés/Celebrating Fornés, a year-long effort to raise awareness of Fornés’ legacy and her impact on American theater.