Anton’s Well Theater Company is proud to announce the Bay Area Premiere of This Wide Night by English playwright Chloë Moss. The play opens on December 1 at the Berkeley City Club and runs Fridays-Saturdays, 8PM, Sundays 2PM through December 17.
In the play, we meet Marie and Lorraine, who became friends in prison and now are making their way on the outside. This Wide Night is not a political play or an issue play, but rather, just a beautiful, haunting character study of two less than perfect people finding friendship in a world that barely acknowledges them.
The play won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Award in 2008. The New York Times says that the two female former prisoners characters are “shaped with compassion” and that the play “feels more packed with compressed, complex life than a season of television crime dramas.”
In our production, Miia Ashley plays Marie. Mary Jo Price is Lorraine. Robert Estes is the director and William D. Razo is the assistant director.