CHERRY LANE THEATRE Angelina Fiordellis, Artistic Director
and RATTLESTICK PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER David van Asselt, Artistic Director / Brian Long, Managing Director
A WORLD PREMIERE
By Pulitzer Prize-winner CHARLES FULLER
Directed by CLINTON TURNER DAVIS
Grantham Coleman, K.K. Moggie, Matthew Montelongo, Cortez Nance Jr., Rutina Wesley
Set John McDermott Costumes Jessica Jahn Lighting Nicole Pearce Sound Sean O'Halloran Video Gil Sperling Fights UnkleDave's Fight-House Props Starlet Jacobs Stage Manager C. Renee Alexander Assistant Stage Manager Kristin Pfeifer Marketing Walker International Communications Group / Toni Israel Press Representation Richard Kornberg & Associates / Don Summa; Sam Rudy Media Relations / Sam Rudy Graphic Designer Frank "Fraver" Verizzo
Production Stage Manager Eugenia Furneaux
Associate Producer Seri Lawrence Production Assitant Miles Orduna Assistant Set Designer Clifton Chadick Assistant Video Designer Aaron Gonzales Production Carpenter Janio Marrero Scenic Construction The Ken Larson Co. Production Photographer Sandra Coudert Graham Opening Night Photographer Walter McBride Lighting Equipment The Lighting Syndicate Master Electrician Jay Sterkel Audio Technicians Paul Piekarz, Ien DeNio, Sam Callahan, Jeffory Barton Wardrobe Courtney Irizarry Lighting Programmer Alling Langin Scenic Artists Jessica Orona, Rachael Silverman, Brian Howard Carpenters Cory Asinofsky, Adam Weppler, Joe Galan Casting Director Calleri Casting Pyromaniac Ted Rathjen
November 6 – December 3
What happens to our servicemen and women when they come home?
Exploring the lingering effects of trauma, injustice, and one woman’s recompense, One Night… takes an unflinching look at what is happening to women in the US Armed Forces when their decision to serve exposes them to an unforeseen battle against their fellow soldiers. One Night... was commissioned by Cherry Lane Theatre.
“these are the plays that stick with [sic] long after you leave the theater. These are the ones you think about and talk about, the ones that stand a chance of bringing about change.”
“Clinton Turner Davis' understated direction serves as a solid backbone for Fuller's examination of internal turmoil, just as John McDermott's realistically simple set, a barebones hotel room, provides a sturdy backdrop on which Alicia, Horace, and their occasional guests play out the everyday horrors of their lives.”
“If One Night… has a theme beyond providing awareness to American heroes who are getting the short end of the stick, it's the ambiguity of truth.”
New York Times
"Mr. Fuller's play couldn't be more timely."
“‘Why am I a hero if I die, and a nuisance if I live?’ This is the brilliant question Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Charles Fuller asks audiences on behalf of all veterans in his new and disturbing drama One Night…”
“One Night… fights to keep our damaged servicemen and women and their troubles from being swept under the rug of our public consciousness.”
“riveting performance by its leading actress Rutina Wesley.”
“The ensemble of One Night… is simply tremendous. Rutina Wesley is simply brilliant as the disturbed Alicia G. Taking on the character’s complexities and playing them with ease and believability made me leave the theatre with her work at the forefront of my mind.”
“Both stars of One Night… Wesley and Coleman seem to have bright careers ahead of them, and I can’t wait to see their growth as actors.”
“Fuller hits the nail on the head and encapsulates the feelings of vets with heartbreaking and poignant lines of dialogue like Horace’s reply to Alicia’s admission that she could never love him.”
“...with John McDermott’s authentic-looking set, Nicole Pearce’s evocative lighting and Sean O’Halloran’s sound, the show is an experience–and an intense one at that.”
“Wesley's acting is heartwrenching”
“One Night is extremely moving and very intense.”
“That is what the play One Night offers its audience -- a good, up-close look at what could happen to two individuals whose war in Iraq is over, but whose personal war to expunge their demons has just begun."
5% of ticket proceeds benefit IAVA, the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Learn more and support the Next Greatest Generation at IAVA.org.
Watch an interview with Charles Fuller as he discusses his early years as a playwright, his craft, theater today, and his role as mentor in Cherry Lane's Mentor Project 2010. Click here