Night Witches

Performed by the Egyptian Youtheatre - Using movement, song and lyrically styled dialogue, we follow these brave women through one fateful evening during the war. An original play by Rachel Bublitz

Fridays at 5pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 5pm, Sundays at 2pm. - Located at the Egyptian Studios

Event Showtimes:

Fri
December 2, 2022 / 5:00PMBuy Tickets
Sat
December 3, 2022 / 2:00PMBuy Tickets
Sat
December 3, 2022 / 5:00PMBuy Tickets
Sun
December 4, 2022 / 2:00PMBuy Tickets
Fri
December 9, 2022 / 5:00PMBuy Tickets
Sat
December 10, 2022 / 2:00PMBuy Tickets
Sat
December 10, 2022 / 5:00PMBuy Tickets
Sun
December 11, 2022 / 2:00PMBuy Tickets
Ages: All Ages


               The Night Witches

               by Rachel Bublitz

 

               Public performances:

 

               Friday, December 2nd- 5pm

               Saturday, December 3rd- 2pm & 5pm

               Sunday, December 4th- 2pm

               Friday, December 9th – 5pm

               Saturday, December 10- 2pm & 5pm

               Sunday, December 11- 2pm

 

The Night Witches of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment flew in planes made of canvas and wood, and they dropped bombs on Germans every 15 minutes through the night to keep their enemy from sleeping. They were constantly being shuffled and moved to perform new duties; mechanics became navigators, navigators became pilots, and pilots became commanders. Nina and Vera have just finished their training as navigators and are moments away from their first combat mission. As they fight their nerves, the women around them use different means of bolstering their spirits, some more successfully than others. But when the time comes, to the sky they must go. Tonight, however, is different than any night they’ve faced before—their enemy has employed a new tactic taking them completely by surprise. Using movement, song and lyrically styled dialogue, we follow these brave women through one fateful evening during the war.