Performances & Events

Night and Day


Saturday, October 13, 2018 8:00PM
Arthur Miller Theatre

Night and Day
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A Dance/Theatre Work by Charles Mee

Department of Theatre & Drama
Directed by Malcolm Tulip
with Dominika Knapik

General Admission by Floor $30 • Students $12 with ID

Night and Day are part of acclaimed playwright and author Charles Mee’s (re)making project. Declaring “there is no such thing as an original play,” Mee uses past stories combined with new text in a radical reconstruction that brings together both history and current culture. His works on freely shared on the Internet for companies to use, prompting NPR to call him the “Public Domain Playwright” in 2000. Night, based on the tragedy Thyestes by Seneca, is a dark tale of twin rivalry, revenge, and darkness. In contrast, Day is a love story taken from Daphnis and Chloe by the Greek poet Longus. Classical drama and contemporary self-indulgence are side by side in these two dance theatre works that scrape away the veneer that denies our savage nature.


In partnership with the AST National Academy of the Arts in Kraków, Poland, Night and Day continues an international collaboration between Polish theatre artists and the Department of Theatre & Drama which began in 2013. Offering a remarkable opportunity for students to learn contemporary European (particularly Polish) theatrical styles, practices, culture, and politics, Night and Day features a cast pulled from both schools along with a mix of department and international design artists. From ancient texts to contemporary references, Night and Day reflects and comments upon what is happening during these tumultuous and unsettling times.


Night and Day is sponsored in part by the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, and Goethe-Institut Chicago.



Please Note: This production contains violent material, loud sound, and flashing lights and video.



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