Describe the Night

February 11, 2017

  • By Rajiv Joseph

  • Directed by Giovanna Sardelli 

  • Hubbard Theatre

  • Alley All New Festival Reading

  • Run time is approx. 3 hours


In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wanders the Polish countryside with the Red Cavalry. Seventy years later, a mysterious KGB agent spies on a woman in Dresden and falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes in the Russian city of Smolensk. Rajiv Joseph (Gruesome Playground Injuries, The Monster at the Door) returns to the Alley with his epic new play Describe the Night which traces the stories of men and women connected by history, myth and conspiracy theories.

Commissioned by the Alley Theatre.

Describe the Night will be featured as part of the Alley Theatre's 2017-2018 season, September 15 through October 15, 2017 in the Neuhaus Theatre.
Go here to purchase a subscription to the 2017-2018 Season.
Single tickets go on sale August 28, 2017.


Creative Team

The Cast

Jeffrey Bean

as Isaac

James Black

as Nikolai

Dylan Godwin

as Feliks

Josie de Guzman

as Yevgenia


David Matranga

as Stage Directions