Nominee! 2006 Joseph Jefferson nomination as Best New Chicago Play of the Year
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.
"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
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All Through the Night received its World Premiere at the Chicago Jewish Theatre in 2006, where it received a Joseph Jefferson Nomination for "Best New Chicago Play of the Year." In 2009, it premiered in New York City at the Marjorie Dean Little Theatre produced by the Red Fern Theatre.