2015-16 Season 13

Night Falls on the Blue Planet

by Kathleen Akerley
Directed by Rex Daugherty

Sep 3 - 27, 2015

Presented as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Renee has had a rough couple of years. Screw that: Renee has had a rough life, shaped by alcoholism and estrangement. All that changes when she gets a massage and discovers that her body is a world unto itself. With help from her younger sister she starts to map and explore a lifetime of trauma: but is she healing, or is she vanishing into her own world? Will her exploration heal her relationship with her older sister, or widen their divide? Developed as part of Theater Alliance’s Hothouse New Play Development Series, this wholly original work, featuring stunning visual imagery and intricately woven language, presents a woman’s complex and unexpected journey to herself.


Renee  Jeanne Dillon-Williams
Holly  Natalie Cutcher
Annette  Kerri Rambow
Claudia  Amanda Haddock-Duchemin
Daniel  Peter Finnegan

Production Team

Playwright  Kathleen Akerley
Director  Rex Daugherty
Assistant Director/Stage Manager  Eric Swartz
Scenic Design  Paige Hathaway
Costume Design  Kelsey Hunt
Lighting Design  John Burkland
Sound Design  Eric Shimelonis
Props Design  Gadgetgrlz – Debra Crerie and Kay Rzasa

About the Women's Voices Theater Festival
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival aims to highlight the scope of new plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in the nation’s capital.

More than 50 of the Washington, D.C. region’s professional theaters are joining together to produce, in the fall of 2015, the Women’s Voices Theater Festival. The companies will each present a world premiere production of a work by one or more female playwrights, highlighting both the scope of plays being written by women, and the range of professional theater being produced in and around the nation’s capital. The Women’s Voices Theater Festival will be the largest collaboration of theater companies working simultaneously to produce original works by female writers in history.

2016 Helen Hayes Awards


  • Supporting Actress in a Play – Kerri Rambow

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