Archive: Night Blooms

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Co-Producers

Peg and Ben Howerton
Bobbie and Jim Ukrop

September 28 - October 21, 2012

The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre (formerly the Empire)
Marjorie Arenstein Stage
at Virginia Rep Center

Part of the Signature Season
By Margaret Baldwin
Directed by Bruce Miller

"Weaves family folklore and social history with poetic intensity and unexpected vividness."
Richmond Times-Dispatch

"Night Blooms Blossoms at Virginia Rep"
WCVE

In 1965 Selma, Alabama, a night blooming Cereus comes to life on the porch as an historic movement marches forward in the streets. And in the Stafford home, an unexpected visitor changes the lives of two families forever, proving that personal ties are more intricate than politics, and that true social change demands love, humor, and grace. First produced by Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta, Night Blooms was named one of 2010’s top plays by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and ArtsATL. Winner of the Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award in 2011, Margaret Baldwin is a graduate of St. Catherine’s School. Virginia Rep is thrilled to produce this stunning new production in her hometown.

Show Sponsor

In addition to Dominion Resources, our co-sponsors, and our season sponsors, Night Blooms is funded by Altria.
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More About the Show

Oral History Project

Virginia Repertory Theatre is collaborating with the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia and Richmond Magazine to conduct and record oral histories of first-hand experiences and memories connected to civil rights activities in the mid-1960s. Details

In uncovering a family fiction, Night Blooms playwright Margaret Baldwin finds truth."

STYLE Weekly

Interview with Margaret Baldwin

American Theatre Magazine (pdf)


Margaret Baldwin on the power of dialog: