Off-Broadway's NIGHT SKY explores what the noted author and physicist Stephen Hawking has called the two remaining mysteries -- the brain and the cosmos -- as the play looks at what happens to a bright, articulate astronomer, her family and her career when she is struck by a car and loses her ability to speak conventionally, a condition known as "aphasia." As she is left to expresses herself in an alternately funny, poetic, confusing and profound melange of words, astronomer Anna, her daughter, fiancé and colleagues face uncommon challenges of the mind and spirit as they discover new ways to communicate, and what it really means to listen.
Directed by Daniella Topol, the cast of Susan Yankowitz's NIGHT SKY features JorDan Baker, last seen in New York in the original cast of Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women," opposite Marian Seldes and Myra Carter 15 years ago. The cast also includes Jim Stanek, Tuck Milligan, Lauren Ashley Carter, Dan Domingues and Maria-Christina Oliveras.
Scheduled through June 20, performances of NIGHT SKY run Tuesdays through Fridays at 8:00pm; Saturdays at 3:00pm & 8:00pm; and Sundays at 3:00pm at Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Avenue). Tickets range: $65 - $45 - $25. There will be a limited number of $25 Student Rush tickets available for each performance. Tickets can be reserved by calling TheaterMania at 212-352-3101 or online at www.NightSkyThePlay.com.
Photo credit: Michael Portantiere
Ellayne S. Ganzfried and Alec Baldwin
Susan Yankowitz, Kevin Kliner and Daniella Topol
Maria-Christina Oliveras, Jim Stanek, JorDan Baker, Dan Domingues and Lauren Ashley Carter