YOU STUPID DARKNESS! by Sam Steiner

Sam Steiner,

“I just think it’s, you know, important to look at the good things that are happening as well.”

 

Everything’s been falling apart for a while now. In a cramped, crumbling office four volunteers spend a few hours every Tuesday night on the phone to strangers telling them everything is going to be ok. As the outside world disintegrates around them, Frances, Joey, Angie and Jon teeter on the edge of their own personal catastrophes. Their hopes and fears become entangled as they try, desperately, to connect with the callers and with each other.

 

An urgent play from rising star Sam Steiner about the struggle for optimism and community amid the chaos of a collapsing world.

 

“Hello. Brightline. You’re through to someone you can talk to…”

 

A Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth production.

 

YOU STUPID DARKNESS! is supported by Anne McMeehan and Jim Roberts.

 

2020 Creative Team:

Director
James Grieve

Designer
Amy Cook

Associate Designer
Grace Venning

Lighting
Peter Small

Sound
Dominic Kennedy

Movement
Annie-Lunette Deakin-Foster

Producer
Kitty Wordsworth

 

2020 Cast:

Andrew Finnigan (JOEY)
Jenni Maitland (FRANCES)
Lydia Larson (ANGIE)
Andy Rush (JON)

 

Listen to all four episodes of YOU STUPID PODCAST! here: https://painesplough.podbean.com/

 

'Sam Steiner makes us beam as the world burns… When everything is falling apart, in the world or in our own private apocalypses, this hilariously bleak show suggests it might just be alright, so long as there’s someone there to listen.'

★★★★ The Guardian

‘Desperately funny… a work of extraordinary observation and overflowing empathy… a moving, original, and ultimately hopeful production’  

★★★★ The Stage
Performances
07 - 23 February 2019
Performance time
7.45pm
16 January - 22 February 2020
Performance time
7.30pm, 3pm
Cast & Crew
Actor
2019
Actor
2019
Actor
2019
Direction
2019
Lighting
2019
Design
2019
Assistant Director
2019
Assistant Stage Manager
2019
Company Stage Manager
2019
Actor
2020
Actor
2020
Partners