"Now Comes the Night is a sequel to an earlier E.M. Lewis play, Heads, which tells the story of Michael, Jack, and two other hostages in cramped cells. That backstory is skillfully revealed as we are introduced to Michael, who can’t sleep despite a combination of pain pills and alcohol. He gradually discloses details and small truths when confronted by Jack and Brad.
E.M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright interested in exploring the experiences of characters that are three-dimensional and occasionally frustrating (as real people often are). While she makes the occasional reference to the worlds of politics and journalism in Now Comes the Night, her focus is on their emotional conflicts. Those emotions will occupy most audience members despite some implausibilities in the Iraq backstory and broadcast journalism technology, and the contrivance of a mysterious package."
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NOW COMES THE NIGHT
Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival
September 18 – October 11, 2015
1524 Spring Hill Road
Tysons, VA 22102
1 hour, 55 minutes with 1 intermission
Fridays thru Sundays
Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency, Inc.
Representing writers since 1928.