All Through the Night

by  Shirley Lauro

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5f

"Events...elevated to artistic dramatization. Most interesting is character transformations as the stories unfold." - Backstage
"We may know history but this play is electrifying!" - Chicago Free Press

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All Through the Night

by  Shirley Lauro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

All Through the Night speaks directly with a warning for today. Set during and after the Third Reich, a stylistic, surrealistic play inspired by interviews with German Gentile women. The play sweeps from their teen years through adulthood during the Holocaust and beyond. The Nazi Regime impacts the women's lives as they struggle over work, religion, marriage and motherhood. Making overwhelmingly hard choices, they survive or succumb to Hitler's Reign and are changed forever.A sylistic, surrealistic play. Minimal set and minimal props. An unconventional timeframe that jumps a chronological order.

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Accolades

  • Nominee! 2006 Joseph Jefferson nomination as Best New Chicago Play of the Year

Reviews

"Events...elevated to artistic dramatization. Most interesting is character transformations as the stories unfold." - Backstage

"We may know history but this play is electrifying!" - Chicago Free Press"Intensely moving...a compelling play...smart yet strikingly sympathetic...significant!" - Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

"No story less told than what happened to the German Christian women (in WWII)...such relevance to what is happening now...fascinating...the emotional side of war ..." - TimeOut

"A gem. Highly recommended. Remarkable. One of the finest new works shown on a Chicago stage in several years...seldom have I seen such a polished, smartly constructed work! Rich in drama and emotion...wonderfully written...SEE THIS SHOW!" - Chicagocritic.com

Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s, 1940s / WWII

Casting

5f
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Shirley Lauro

Shirley Lauro’s The Radiant enjoyed its World Premiere in March, 2011, at New Theatre, Miami, starring Angelica Torn as Marie Curie. The play will mark its New York off-Broadway premiere in winter, 2013. All Through the Night enjoyed its World Premiere in Chicago, receiving a Jeff Nomination, as “Best New Play of the Y ...

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