Tom Stoppard's stimulating, funny play Night and Day is set in a fictional black African country, Kambawe, which is ruled by a leader not unlike Idi Amin. The nation is faced with a Soviet-backed revolution which quickly brings newsmen from around the world to cover the story. Using the characters Ruth; her huband, Geoffrey Carson, a mine owner; an Australian veteran reporter, Dick Wagner; and an idealistic young journalist, Jacob Milne, Stoppard pits the ideal of a Free Press against that of working-class solidarity. During the course of the play, each character is given an opportuniity to make his case heard as the revolution unfolds.

Artists

  • Tom StoppardPlaywright
  • Toby RobertsonDirector
  • Edmond GenestGeorge Guthrie
  • Caroline LagerfeltRuth Carson
  • Max DeitchAlastair Carson
  • Kim SullivanFrancis
  • Jack RylandDick Wagner
  • David FullerJacob Milne
  • William CainGeoffrey Carson
  • Milledge MosleyPresident Mageeba
  • Franco ColavecchiaScenic Design
  • Rachel KurlandCostume Design
  • William MintzerLighting Design

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