A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Tony Kushner's A Bright Room Called Day follows an intimate circle of Berliners from January 1933-October 1934 as they gather in the apartment of Agnes Eggling. As the group collectively navigate the Weimar Republic's dissolution and Nazi party's meteoric rise, their Berlin timescape is periodically interrupted by Zillah, an American woman living in Reagan-era New York with a mounting sense of political dread. Invulnerable Nothings presented A Bright Room Called Day through special arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd. and The Gersh Agency in site responsive apartment stagings in both Bath and Bristol (South West premier). This production featured the work of American, British, and German collaborators animated by Kushner's early play in a post-Brexit, post-Trump context.
“Invulnerable Nothings push the experience one step further (…) in true environmental/immersive style”
-FAB, Fringe Arts Bath
- The Curfew Inn as part of Bath Fringe Festival , Bath UK (June 7-18, 2017).
Staged site specifically in the Victorian apartment rooms above the The Curfew Inn, a restored 1820s ale house in Bath’s historic artisan quarter.
-The Milk Bar, Bristol UK (June 22-25, 2017).
Staged site specifically in the converted Victorian storefront of The Milk Bar, an artist’s cooperative in Old Market, at the center of Bristol’s “Gay Village”.
A Bright Room Called Day featured Jaclyn Bethany as Zillah Katz, Geraldine Brennan*/ Anna Christian* as Die Alte, Katherine Hipkiss as Agnes Eggling, Daniel Lewis-Jones* as Emil Traum/Gottfried Swetts, Ryan Mellish* as Gregor Bazwald, Aimee Pollock* as Annabella Gotchling, Tamara Ritthaler* as Rosa Malek, Derekk Ross* as Vealtninc Husz, and Charlotte Turner-McMullan* as Paulinka Erdnuss as well as the work of C.C. Kellogg (director/set), Alexander Latham (lighting/ projections), Gates Torrey (sound design/original composition), and Emma Wollenskey (costumes/set) (*appearing courtesy of BAE).
Special thanks to 44AD, Niklas Aarre, Roger Apfelbaum, The Bath Fringe Festival, Bath Spa Live!, The Curfew Inn, Samuel De La Torre, The Milk Bar, Daniel Murphy, Theatre Bath, Theatre Bristol, and Vintage to Vogue.