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Playwright: Chloë Moss
Director: Georgette Verdin
Theater Two
Shattered Globe Theatre in association with Interrobang Theatre Project
Resident Company

Lorraine, released from prison after twelve years inside, treks to her former cellmate Marie’s new flat. Marie, dodgy and ashamed of their shared past, hesitates to welcome Lorraine back into her life. But no one makes Marie laugh like Lorraine. Can two friends, uniquely bonded by their former circumstances, find belonging in each other once more? This gutsy story of female friendship and winner of the 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn prize is inspired by real accounts of women in a UK prison. This Wide Night holds and humanizes two formerly incarcerated women in an isolated studio that may or may not be equipped for real freedom.

We understand that ticket prices can pose a financial burden and, at times, an obstacle for theatre goers. A number of waived tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for students and community members experiencing access barriers to theatre. If you would like to be added to our Waived Ticket Waitlist, please reach out to info@shatteredglobe.org.

This Wide Night contains brief discussions of the following sensitive topics: incarceration, domestic violence and homicide. There are allusions to past suicide attempts and sexual assault, in addition to a short depiction of violence and intermittent alcohol consumption.

Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes with no intermission


There is no late seating available for this production.

This event has no performances available for sale.

[1] Remote Viewing Ticket. Watch the show from home on your smartTV, laptop, phone or tablet! Instructions on how to watch the show will be emailed to you.

Shattered Globe Theatre and Interrobang Theatre Project are offering a Streaming Option to view This Wide Night remotely. This performance is live and streaming. All streaming patrons must also choose a seat from the seating chart (even though these patrons won't be in the theater). A link to view the performance will be sent to the email address you provide at 5pm on the performance day, with the performance starting at 8pm. We hope that this will be an accessible option for patrons who are out of town, not able to get to the theater or not comfortable joining others at a performance during this time of COVID.

[3] Audio Described Performance for the visually impaired. Optional Touch tour with the creative team and performers begins one hour before performance

Shattered Globe Theatre and Interrobang Theatre Project are offering a Streaming Option to view This Wide Night remotely. This performance is live and streaming. All streaming patrons must also choose a seat from the seating chart (even though these patrons won't be in the theater). A link to view the performance will be sent to the email address you provide at 5pm on the performance day, with the performance starting at 8pm. We hope that this will be an accessible option for patrons who are out of town, not able to get to the theater or not comfortable joining others at a performance during this time of COVID.

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