NIGHT and DAY
by Tom Stoppard
"A bright "Night" for A.C.T.... a gripping revival!
Perloff gives the play a first-class production
on an evocative set with a remarkable cast."
–– ROBERT HURWITT, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONCLE
NIGHT AND DAY, A.C.T., 2002
René Augesen and Anthony Fusco, Photo by John O'Hara
T. EDWARD WEBSTER
STEVEN ANTHONY JONES
ANNIE SMART, SCENERY
JUDITH ANNE DOLAN, COSTUMES
PETER MARADUDIN, LIGHTING
GARTH HEMPHILL, SOUND
PAUL WALSH, DRAMATURG
DEBORAH SUSSEL, DIALECT CONSULTANT
GREGORY HOFFMAN, FIGHT DIRECTION
MERYL LIND SHAW, CASTING
RICK ECHOLS, WIGS AND MAKEUP
RONA WADDINGTON, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
NIGHT AND DAY, Harley Grandin and Paul Whitworth, A.C.T., 2002, Photo by Kevin Berne
"Even Stoppard, a self-confessed news junkie, has a deep-rooted love-hate relationship with journalism, and in Night and Day he uses to great effect these four characters’ diver- gent perspectives on the ethics of newsgathering. “Although Stoppard still believes [reporting] is a high calling, I don’t think Night and Day is a play that heroizes journalists,” says Perloff. “Instead it provides many different angles on the lives, the situations, and the kinds of people who are drawn to cover international news. Stoppard is very astute in this play about the troubling question of whether objectivity is even possible in a trade that relies on individual accounts and experiences.
“That is why I started reading the bylines,” says Perloff, “because we forget that these are individual people making varied individual decisions, and camouflaged by these masks of objectivity are the myriad subjective reasons why people are writing."
–– A.C.T. NIGHT AND DAY, WORDS ON PLAYS
NIGHT AND DAY, A.C.T., 2002, Harley Grandin, Marco Barricelli, and Gregory Wallace,
Photo by Kevin Berne