Filmmaker Michael Mailer’s theatrical debut DARKNESS OF LIGHT: CONFESSIONS OF A RUSSIAN TRAVELER

DARKNESS OF LIGHT:
​CONFESSIONS OF A RUSSIAN TRAVELER

Nikolai Rodnin – a Russian artist and Soviet defector – takes on the world one conquest at a time.

Written and Directed by ALEXANDER KALETSKI and MICHAEL MAILER
Based on the novel “Darkness of Light” by ALEXANDER KALETSKI

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
MARCH 30 – APRIL 16, 2023 AT THE 36TH STREET THEATRE
OPENING NIGHT IS SATURDAY, APRIL 1 AT 8 P.M.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT DARKNESSOFLIGHT.COM

DOL PRODUCTIONS and PIVOT PRODUCTIONS are pleased to announce the world premiere production of Alexander Kaletski’s DARKNESS OF LIGHT: Confessions of a Russian Traveler, directed by Michael Mailer (The Minute You Wake Up Dead with Morgan Freeman, Heart of Champions with Michael Shannon, Blind with Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore) in his legit debut. DARKNESS OF LIGHT will play a limited engagement at The 36th Street Theatre (312 W 36th St. 4th floor, New York, NY 10018). Performances begin Thursday, March 30, and continue through Sunday, April 16. Opening Night is Saturday, April 1 (8 p.m.). ​ Tickets are $25 and available darknessoflight.com

Based on Alexander Kaletski’s semi-autobiographical novel, “Darkness of Light”, the play follows Nikolai Rodnin, a Russian painter and Soviet Defector, chronicling his sexual relationships with women throughout his life. Fighting not to lose his artistic soul, Nikolai travels around the world, while facing the pull to return to Moscow and finish what he started. 

Tickets are $25 and available darknessoflight.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the theater a half-hour prior to the performance.
Running Time: 105 minutes (with a fifteen-minute intermission)
darknessoflight.com

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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