Perilous Night

by Lee Blessing

September 14, 2013 - October 6, 2013

HARRIET: How does a person dream themselves to another time?

ELIZABETH: They wish to.  Deeply.  And of course certain powerful drugs are involved.

nimbus presents the world premiere of Lee Blessing’s Perilous Night

Queen Elizabeth III has returned from the future, and grants an impromptu audience with young Harriet, a subject with an urgent suit in need of redress. Undeterred by the fact that they both find themselves patients in a mental hospital, Elizabeth and Harriet embark on a revealing and unsettling dialogue about race, time travel, and the relationship between the mighty and the powerless. When it becomes apparent that Samuel and Carver, two attendants with a secret agenda, are up to no good, the royal will must be brought to bear to “uphold the right”. 

Or is it the left? 

Award winning playwright Lee Blessing unveils an intense, darkly comic look at the dynamics of race, relationships and power in this unusual monarchy.

 

Directed by Liz Neerland

Featuring Kevin Carnahan, Ross Destiche, Dana Lee Thompson, and Shirley Venard

Designed by Brandon Bruce, Josh Cragun, Barb Portinga, Sarah Salisbury, and Courtney Schmitz Watson

 

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Dramatis Personae

Queen Elizabeth III Shirley Venard
Harriet Dana Lee Thompson
Samuel Ross Destiche
Carver Kevin Carnahan
Director Liz Neerland
Stage Manager Rachael Rhoades
Set Designer Josh Cragun
Costume Designer Barb Portinga
Lighting Designer Courtney Schmitz
Sound Designer Brandon Bruce
Properties Designer Sarah Salisbury
Fight Choreographer Brandon Bruce