Trustus Theatre Presents "A Bright Room Called Day"
January 19, 2018 - February 3, 2018
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Angels in America (the first show in Trustus history to sell out before it opened!) comes this powerful portrayal of individual dissolution and resolution in the face of political catastrophe. Agnes Eggling and a bohemian group of friends gather in her cozy Berlin apartment to celebrate New Year’s Eve, 1932 – the year the Nazis win parliamentary control and ultimately propel Hitler to power. At first they can’t imagine anything will come of these political changes, but soon realize that the unthinkable is becoming the new normal. Interrupting this is Zillah Katz, a self-confessed paranoiac and left-wing crusader who scours the media daily from her tiny modern-day New York apartment, demanding that we examine our own political landscape. Tony Kushner’s epic, fantastical and witty play, A Bright Room Called Day, challenges us to face the world’s evils, both large and small, so we may stop the unthinkable from ever becoming normal again.