June 3, 2016 - June 19, 2016
Thursday to Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm
By Yara Arts Group
Conceived and Directed by Virlana Tkacz
In 1858 the Ukrainian poet, Taras Shevchenko, was set free after 10 years’ imprisonment. He met the great African American actor Ira Aldridge and drew his portrait. Yara Arts Group started working on Dark Night Bright Stars in the spring of 2014. The US Embassy brought the project to Odessa, Ukraine during Taras Shevchenko’s anniversary celebrations where it performed several days before the tragic fire in the city. The show also traveled to Lviv and Kiev, which were on high alert.
Dark Nights Bright Stars is performed in English
Press for Dark Nights Bright Stars
"'Dark Night, Bright Stars' is one of those pleasant surprises that comes around every now and again. It's a play that actively distances itself from traditional forms of storytelling and instead communicates its messages through fragments of memories and poetry readings."