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Describe the Night - Performing at the University of Houston's Quintero Theatre

Now through October 15, 2017

  • By Rajiv Joseph

  • Directed by Giovanna Sardelli

  • World Premiere

  • Performing at the University of Houston's Quintero Theatre

  • Suitable for mature audiences.

  • General Admission

  • The run time is approximatly three hours, including two intermissions.

  • #DescribeTheNight


In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel wanders the 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, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) returns to the Alley with his epic new play Describe the Night which traces the stories of seven men and women connected by history, myth and conspiracy theories.

Performances of Describe the Night will be at the University of Houston's Quintero Theatre. For directions and parking information, click here.

This world premiere play will have its New York premiere at the Atlantic Theater Company beginning November 10.

Join us for programs that connect you with other theatre lovers, our artists, and what is on stage in a whole new way:
October 7: Alley In Context
A post-show discussion will give audiences an inside look at how the Alley brought Describe the Night to life in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 


Associate Producers

Supporting Sponsor

Creative Team

Rajiv Joseph


Tim Mackabee

Scenic Design

Amy Clark

Costume Design

Lap Chi Chu

Lighting Design

Daniel Kluger

Original Composition and Sound Design

Lori Lundquist

Stage Manager

Rachel Dooley-Harris

Assistant Stage Manager

The Cast


Liv Rooth

as Yevgenia


Todd Waite

as Nikolai