Ping Chong

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Nuit Blanche, 1981

ABOUT

Nuit Blanche is composed of interwoven narratives spanning from the prehistoric age to 19th century Latin America; from the back county of the American South in the 1950’s to an African country on the verge of collapse in the late 20th Century; from Neil Armstrong’s moon landing to Cambodia in the time of the Khmer Rouge. Together, the narratives create a dreamlike meditation on the state of human existence.

Dedicated to the memory of Colin Wolcott and Thorton Wilder

PRODUCTION (1985)

Director: Ping Chong
Writer: Ping Chong
Music: “The Ragtime Years” Max Morath; “Ambient 3” Laraaj/Brian Eno, “Ambient 2” Harold Budd/Brian Eno
Lighting Design: Blu
Sound Design: Phil Lee and Howard Kaufman
Film: Ping Chong and Tony Janetti
Photography: Tobey Sanford and Didi Suydam
Stage Manager: Dennis Giacomo
A/V Director: Tony Janetti

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Premiere:
La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (January 1981)

Tour:
La MaMa E.T.C., New York, NY (January 1985)

CAST (1985)

Rob List, Pablo Vela, Tone Blevins, Louise Smith, Roger Babb, Michael Duffy, Ping Chong

Film Actor: John Parton

Recorded Voices: David Wolpe, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Richard M. Nixon, Pablo Vela, Colette Berger, Louise Smith, Vicki Margulies, Sally Kaplan, Kay Hines, Jeannie Hutchins, Gloria Zelaya, Betty Chong

Click HERE for our behind-the-scenes Tumblr page and many others

MULTIMEDIA

Photos:
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PRODUCING PARTNERS
La MaMa E.T.C and Ping Chong + Company

FUNDERS

Made possible with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, La Mama E.T.C., Herman and Marilyn Schwartzman and Barbara Lapcek