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In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises)

In the Night Time (Before the Sun Rises)

Nina Segal

Oberon Books

“Everything falls away and a monstrous, shitty truth, masquerading as absurdity, takes charge. The familial and the horrific are so tightly wrapped here that they begin squeeze the life out of each other, but Segal's play is a resilient one...Witty, bold and confrontational play which is as smart and funny as it is provocative.”The Stage


“The script contains moments of almost poetic clarity, with acutely accurate observations of life’s struggles, joys and disappointments dotted around like Lego bricks hidden in a thick carpet.”Exeunt


“The play graphically suggests that there is a continuum of violence between private and public spheres...Nina Segal turns a baby’s nursery into an arena where an anxious couple explore private nightmares and global catastrophes...her play radiates a chilling promise.” –Michael Billington, Guardian


A baby cries. A bottle breaks. A window smashes. Over the course of one night, mum and dad try to still their screaming infant – but as the hours grow longer, the world becomes elastic around them, and the horrors that scar our planet crash in to the baby’s room. Should they ever have brought this child into such a wounded world?


Nina Segal is a playwright and producer based in London and New York. Current projects include Big Guns and In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises), both currently in development through the Soho Young Company. In The Night Time (Before The Sun Rises) will be developed this July at New Works Lab, Connecticut, directed by Kate Attwell, with Gabe Levey and Emily Davis.  Fin was recently shortlisted for the Adrian Pagan award at the King’s Head Theatre. Current producing includes I Heart Catherine Pistachio at the Berlin 100 Grad Festival and the Soho Theatre, with a European tour planned for 2016; Leveret by Matt Jones, directed by Alex Thorpe, at the Yard Theatre, Hackney Wick, 2916; Swingers, a dance-theatre piece for older performers about sex, ageing and intimacy; and Lucas Hnath’s The Christians for the Gate at Traverse 1.

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