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WHAT OF THE NIGHT? by Maria Irene Fornes
Hollywood, CA
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WHAT OF THE NIGHT? by Maria Irene Fornes
"I fear for our future. I feel that we are becoming greedy and heartless. . . . In these plays I ask that we give thought to what would happen to our civilization if we don't reverse the course we have taken."

~ MarĂ­a Irene Fornes on WHAT OF THE NIGHT?

WHAT OF THE NIGHT? is a poignant saga chronicling the life of Birdie and her family as they traverse the moral and financial bankruptcy that is poverty. Destitute and isolated, a 14-year old Birdie makes the brave decision to leave her family. "I want something from life!" she cries as she abandons her loved ones in hopes of finding something more than sickness and crime. This decision propels Birdie, her family, and the viewer into a 60-year journey where estranged family and friends entwine and collide in poetic stories of love, impoverishment, and dreams. Maria Irene Fornes delivers a masterful piece of theatre that entertains us, humors us, breaks our hearts, and ultimately challenges us to examine our own complicity in the unbridled divide between the haves and the have nots across America today.

Maria Irene Fornes is a celebrated Cuban-American avant garde playwright and director and was a leading figure of the Off-Off-Broadway movement in the 1960s. Fornes' themes often focus on poverty and feminism, and she has won a total of nine Obie Awards throughout her writing career. Other notable works include Fefu and her Friends, Mud, Letters from Cuba, Sarita, Promenade, and The Successful Life of 3.

The Vagrancy is a daring and award-winning Los Angeles-based theatre company. The Vagrancy creates socially relevant and visceral work that seeks to touch the human spirit and boldly rock the boat. Caitlin Hart and Sabina Ptasznik, Co-Artistic Directors; Cort Brinkerhoff, Literary Manager; Becky Pierce, Managing Director; Jeremy Mascia, Graphic Designer; Karina Wolfe, Public Relations; Steve Madar, Literary Manager Assistant; Anne Butler, Education Partner; Nina Harada, Chamberpot Editor; Stephanie O'Neil, Tactical Reads Associate Producer; Rosemary Stevens, Donor Love; Arthur Keng, Master of the Website.

No refunds allowed on the day of the show.


520 N. Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90004
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



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