Cherry Lane Theatre and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater present

One Night APPROVED Rutina Art small smallwritten by Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Fuller directed by Clinton Turner Davis at Cherry Lane Mainstage (38 Commerce St) November 6 - December 15 Opening November 20 No show November 10 or November 28 Or on the phone by calling 866-811-4111 FEATURING: Grantham Coleman, K.K. Moggie, Matthew Montelongo, Cortez Nance, JR., Rutina Wesley CREATIVE: John McDermott (Set Design) ; Jessica Jahn (Costume Design) ; Nicole Pearce (Lighting Design) ; Sean O'Halloran (Sound Design) ; Starlet Jacobs (Property Design) ; Gil Sperling (Video Design) ; Eugenia Furneaux (Production Manager) ; C. Renee Alexander (Production Stage Manager) SYNOPSIS What happens to our servicemen and women when they come home? Exploring the lingering effects of trauma, injustice and one woman’s recompense, One Night… takes an unflinching look at what has happened to women in the US Armed Forces when their decision to serve exposes them to an unforeseen battle against their fellow soldiers

About The Playwright

Charles Fuller returns to the New York Stage with The Cherry Lane Theatre’s and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's premiere production of his new play ONE NIGHT on October 17, 2013. Mr. Fuller first achieved critical notice in 1969 with The Village: A Party.  He later wrote plays for the Henry Street Settlement Theatre and the Negro Ensemble Company in New York.  His 1975 play The Brownsville Raid, won him critical acclaim.  He won an Obie Award for Zooman and the Sign in 1980.  His next work, A Soldier’s Play, was a critical success winning him the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Best American Play, the New York Critics and Edgar Awards.  He later adapted the script into the 1984 film A Soldier’s Story.  Directed by Norman Jewison the film and his screenplay received Academy Awards nominations. Mr. Fuller’s other screenplays include:  Love Songs for Showtime Networks,  which Mr. Fuller wrote and produced, premiered in 1999 and continues to be part of Showtime’s and Hallmark’s schedule. The Badge, part of Showtime Networks anthology The Wall, was aired in 1998.  Zooman, based on Mr. Fuller’s play Zooman and the Sign, was produced and aired on Showtime Networks in 1997.  A Gathering of Old Men was produced and aired by CBS Television in 1989-90. The Sky is Gray -1985, for the American Short Story series, aired on PBS. In 2009, his Zooman and The Sign was part of a series of plays from the Negro Ensemble Company mounted at the Signature Theatre in New York and at Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia. In 2010 Mr. Fuller published the novella Snatch: The Adventures of David and Me in Old New York for young readers. He is currently working on a quartet of plays called We about the Civil War and Reconstruction. Mr. Fuller is a member of the Writers Guild of America and Board Member of the Dramatists Guild Fund. He continues to urge his audiences to reject old images and stereotypes in order to accept realistic Black characters.

About The Director

Clinton Turner Davis has directed productions at numerous theatres throughout the United States.  Most recently he directed Joe Turner’s Come and Gone for Theatreworks-UCCS and will return in the fall to direct Seven Guitars.  His upcoming projects include for Taiyuan Puppet Theatre (Taipei, Taiwan) Fault Lines, a bunraku informed opera/music theatre work that explores the implications of the African presence in ancient and contemporary Taiwan/Asia; Kieu, his theatrical adaptation of the 19th century Vietnamese ‘national’ epic poem by Nguyen-Du; and Atelier Rodin: A Meditation, a dance/theatre production based on the life and work of sculptor, Auguste Rodin.