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Antaeus Archive:

2019/20 Season

Eight Nights

October 31 – December 16, 2019

Written by: Jennifer Maisel
Directed by: Emily Chase

Set in one apartment in New York over the span of several generations, this World Premiere follows the poignant journey of a German Jewish refugee and her family in this heartfelt, lyrical portrait of a woman haunted by the past but resiliently moving toward the future.

Eight Nights received 9 Ovation nominations and won for Best Playwriting and Best Actress for Tessa Auberjonois.

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1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission


Recommended for Ages 16+

production Generously Sponsored in part by:

The Michael J. Connell Foundation


ANNA/OLDER REBECCA: Tessa Auberjonois*
ERICH/JORAM: Arye Gross*
AARON: Josh Zuckerman
ARLENE/LACEY: Karen Malina White*, Marlow Wyatt*
BENJAMIN/MATT: Christopher Watson
STEVE/INGE: Devin Kawaoka*, Phinneas Kiyomura

*member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the U.S. This production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Los Angeles Membership Company Rule

Production Team

Director: Emily Chase
Scenic Designer: Edward E. Haynes, Jr.
Costume Designer: Alex Jaeger
Lighting Designer: Karyn Lawrence
Sound Designer: Jeff Gardner
Props Designer: Shen Heckel
Dialect Coach: Lauren Lovett
New Play Dramaturg: Paula Cizmar
Fight Choreographer: Bo Foxworth
Dramaturg: Ryan McRee
Production Stage Manager: Heather Gonzalez
Assistant Stage Manager: Connie Ayala

“CRITIC’S CHOICE…SHARPLY WRITTEN, EXPERTLY PERFORMED, and staged with breathtaking emotional impact.” – Los Angeles Times

“MASTERFULLY WRITTEN…SKILLFULLY DIRECTED…an emotional roller coaster beautifully depicted by an uber-talented cast.” – LA Splash

“MESMERIZING…STUNNING…so thought-provoking.” – Broadway World

“POIGNANT…THE CAST IS STELLAR…reveals the intergenerational impact of historical trauma.” – The Hollywood Times


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