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Morning Sun

by Simon Stephens

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The sun rising over city apartment buildings against the silhouette of a woman's face

In Greenwich Village a generation or so ago, the city is alive. Joni Mitchell sings, friends and lovers come and go, and the regulars change at the White Horse Tavern. As 50 years pass, one woman’s life is revealed in all its complexity, mystery, and possibility in this enthralling regional premiere drama about mothers and daughters, beginnings and endings in New York City. Deeply felt and gorgeously imagined by Tony-winner Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), experience the first regional premiere production of this new play following its successful New York debut.

Run time: ~90 min with no intermission

Content warning: This production contains strong language and adult content, including themes/descriptions of violence, pregnancy and abortion, sexual situations, loss, homophobia and homophobic slurs, and alcohol and drug use.

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Simon Stephens

Simon Stephens


Icons of large print playbill, braille, and audio description.Audio-described performance

Thursday, March 9, 2023, at 7:30 pm

Icons of a hearing aid and American Sign LanguageASL-interpreted performance

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at 7:30 pm

Photo credits | Ticket Info, Bryant Bentley, Burgess Byrd, and Leslie Goddard-Baum in Detroit ’67 (Mikki Schaffner); Subscriptions, Cast of Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Ticket Discounts, Torie Wiggins in Your Negro Tour Guide. All images by Ryan Kurtz unless otherwise noted.