Eight Nights

Written by Jennifer Maisel
Directed by Emily Chase

Added Performance: Saturday, December 14, 2:00pm

 

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.

Run Time: 1 hour 45 minutes, no intermission

 

 

“CRITIC’S CHOICE…SHARPLY WRITTEN, EXPERTLY PERFORMED, and staged with breathtaking emotional impact.” –LA Times
“BRILLIANT, COMPLEX…THE EMOTIONAL IMPACT OF THE SHOW IS ENORMOUS…the power of the players is extraordinary.” –  Theatre Notes 
“WOW!… POWERFUL AND MOVING…Eight Nights will make you laugh, make you cry, make you think, make you feel, make you stand up and cheer.”  –Stage Scene LA
“A UNIQUE AND REMARKABLE PLAY…hugely thought-provoking and pure theatrical magic from start to finish.” – Ticket Holders, LA 
“MESMERIZING…STUNNING…so thought-provoking.” – Broadway World
“POIGNANT…THE CAST IS STELLAR…reveals the intergenerational impact of historical trauma.” –The Hollywood Times
“THOUGHTFUL AND HAUNTINGLY MOVING…a fine cast of actors…gentle humor…warmth and humanity.” – Los Feliz Ledger
“DEEPLY MOVING…a cast of seven mesmerizing actors.” –  TheTheatre Times 
“A PRODUCTION TO SEE…Director Emily Chase guides her superb cast through their various roles with a grace and compassion that shines.” – Showmag
“MASTERFULLY WRITTEN…SKILLFULLY DIRECTED…an emotional roller coaster beautifully depicted by an uber-talented cast.” LA Splash

Special Events:

December 7 – HIAS Night

Ensemble

Tessa Auberjonois*, Arye Gross*, Devin Kawaoka*, Phinneas Kiyomura, Christopher Watson, Karen Malina White*,
Zoe Yale, Josh Zuckerman

*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

 

Cast of Characters

  • YOUNGER REBECCA/AMY/NINA
    Zoe Yale
  • ANNA/OLDER REBECCA
    Tessa Auberjonois
  • ERICH/JORAM
    Arye Gross
  • AARON
    Josh Zuckerman
  • ARLENE/LACEY
    Karen Malina White
  • BENJAMIN/MATT
    Christopher Watson
  • STEVE/INGE
    Devin Kawaoka & Phinneas Kiyomura