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Night and Day

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  1f, 7m

Night and Day
by Tom Stoppard

“Dazzling […] It throbs with life and is a pleasure.” - New York Post

This provocative and funny look at exploitation and corruption, journalistic ethics, freedom of the press, and marital infidelity is set in a fictional, copper-rich African nation.

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    1f, 7m
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This provocative and funny look at exploitation and corruption, journalistic ethics, freedom of the press, and marital infidelity is set in a fictional, copper-rich African nation. Dick Wagner of The Sunday Globe and a competing freelance journalist arrive at the jungle home of a white mine owner. Soon they are competing for the use of their host’s telex, the attentions of his wife, and a possible interview with the missing president of Kambawe.

M7 (8, 20s (Black), 40s, 50s (Black)) F1 (30s)
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A living-room, hall and stairs

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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s most recent play, The Hard Problem, opened at the National Theatre in 2015. He wrote his first play, Enter a Free Man, whilst working as a journalist in Bristol. His plays include Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound, After Magritte, ...

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