Carey Perloff

NIGHT and DAY

by Tom Stoppard

A.C.T. 2002


"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

CAST

PAUL WHITWORTH

GREGORY WALLACE

RENE AUGESEN

HARLEY GRANDIN

ZACHARY LENAT

MARCO BARRICELLI

T. EDWARD WEBSTER

ANTHONY FUSCO

STEVEN ANTHONY JONES


CREATIVE TEAM

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 [report- ing] 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