Anna Into Nightlight

1982–1983
Dance, Film and Media, Puppetry, Theater

About the Production

Anna Into Nightlight is a theatrical experiment in non-linear narrative. It was inspired by the novels of Alain Robbe-Grillet and the films of Alain Resnais. Two sisters growing up in two different worlds, one American and the other European, converge. The cultural differences of their lived experience emerge and clash. To make matters worse they are in love with the same man. In Anna Into Nightlight, Ping Chong’s integration of film, sound, dance, puppetry and theater into a coherent form continues.

Production Team And Cast

Conceived, Written, and Directed by

Ping Chong

Assistant Director

John Fleming

Lighting Designer

Blu

Set Design

Debby Lee Cohen

Film by

David Gearey

Cast

Louise Smith, John Fleming, Barbara Duyfjes, Wendelien Haveman, Rodger Babb, Kay Hines

Performance History

Premiere

University of Maryland, Catonsville, MD (1982)

Tours

La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (1983)