The lower depths

By Maxim Gorky
Adapted by Josh Cragun

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— John Townsend, Lavender Magazine

brother, can you spare a kopek?

 A wife, a drink, a future. In a squalid boarding house the hopes and desires of a collection of society’s castoffs swirl and collide. Morality is tested, compassion and empathy struggle against cruelty and greed. A perverse civilization that consigns an ever greater portion of its citizens to desperate poverty, their innate value crushed by indifference.

Only in Maxim Gorky’s Russia.


In a scorching new American adaptation, nimbus presents the rich human fabric of Gorky’s masterwork. It is the Great Depression, a time when many Americans found themselves stripped of their illusions of security and even identity. Their struggles show the very essence of what it is to be human, what defines us, and what can be lost in an increasingly stratified society.

Premiered December 7 - 22, 2013 at Nimbus Theater


The Ensemble


Stage Manager
Production Manager
Scenic Design
Costume Design
Lighting Design
Property Design

The Duchess
Chong Soon
Andrei Dmitrich Klestch
The Actor
Norbert Mosley
Karl Nilsen
Victoria Mosley
Jacob Kovach

Maxim Gorky
Josh Cragun
Josh Cragun
Alyssa Thompson
Monique Lindquist
Zach Morgan
Barb Portinga
Mitchell Frazier
Sarah Salisbury

Marcia Svaleson
Audrey Park
Brian O’Neal
Karissa Lade
Taylor Van Denburgh
Nicholas Nelson
Troy Stolp
Andrew Sass
Emily A. Grodzik
Art Peden
Tara Lucchino
Adam King
Gregory Yang
Brian Hesser
Taylor Van Denburgh