Now Comes the Night

by E. M. Lewis

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About the Play

This world premiere production by award-winning playwright E. M. Lewis tells the story of American journalist Michael Aprés.  After being held hostage in Iraq for eighteen months, he has been released by his captors.  But his colleague is beginning to suspect that Michael isn't free yet.  An explosive television interview puts their friendship to the test.  Secrets, lies, and betrayal haunt both men.  When one last opportunity to be a hero presents itself, they are determined to take it.  But at what cost?

E. M. Lewis (Playwright)

E. M. Lewis  is an award-winning playwright and librettist.  Her work has been produced around the world and is published by Samuel French.  Awards include a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University, the Steinberg Award and Primus Prize from the American Theater Critics Association, and the Ted Schmitt Award for Outstanding Writing of a World Premiere Play from the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle.  Plays include Song of Extinction, Magellanica, The Gun Show, Infinite Black Suitcase, True Story, Heads, and The Study.  She is now working on a new family-friendly opera with composer Evan Meier, commissioned by American Lyric Theater.  She lives in Oregon.

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