A Bright Room Called Day at the Southwark Little Space

Tony Kushner's play A Bright Room Called Day will run at the Southwark Playhouse Theatre's Little Space in Southwark, south London, from 23 July to 16 Aug 2014.

It will be presented by Secret Heart Productions, a new company set up by director Sebastian Harcombe which aims to support drama school graduates at the outset of their professional careers. The play examines "the darkest reaches of the human heart" and was originally produced in 1987.

Set on New Year’s Eve in Berlin, 1932, as a group of communists and artists throw a party to ring in the new year. As their country falls to the seduction of Nazism, they remain unaware of the political changes ahead, and become forced to choose between integrity and survival.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Tony Kushner's writing credits include 'Angels In America Parts One and Two', 'Slavs!', 'Hydriotaphia', and 'Caroline, or Change', a musical with composer Jeanine Tesori. He has won two Tony Awards, three Obie Awards, two Evening Standard Awards, an Olivier Award and an Emmy Award, and was presented with a National Medal for the Arts in 2013 by President Obama.

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