About the Production
Nuit Blanche, A Select View of Earthlings is composed of interwoven narratives spanning from the prehistoric age to 19th century Latin America; from the back country of the American South in the 1950’s to an African country on the verge of collapse in the late 20th Century; from Neil Armstrong’s moon landing to Cambodia in the time of the Khmer Rouge. Together, the narratives create a dreamlike meditation on the state of human existence.
Dedicated to the memory of Colin Wolcott and Thorton Wilder.
Production Team And Cast
Conceived and Directed by
Ping Chong in collaboration with Louise Smith, John Miglietta, Tone Blevins, and Pablo Vela
Phil Lee and Howard Kaufman
Tobey Sanford and Didi Suydam
Pablo Vela, Tone Blevins, Louise Smith, Michael Duffy, Ping Chong, David Wolpe, John Miglietta, Rob List (Revival), Roger Babb (Revival) Film Actor: John Parton Recorded Voices: David Wolpe, Pablo Vela, Colette Berger, Louise Smith, Vicki Margulies, Sally Kaplan, Kay Hines, Jeannie Hutchins, Gloria Zelaya, Betty Chong
La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (January 1981)
La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (January 1985)
La MaMa E.T.C.
The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Herman and Marilyn Schwartzman