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Judgment Day - 2019 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Odon von Horvath’s seldom-performed, penultimate play from 1937 is an intriguing hybrid of theatrical genres: part moral fable, part sociopolitical comedy, part noirish thriller. A well-liked, dutiful train station master is momentarily distracted by a young woman and seconds later eighteen people are dead. Standing in the wreckage, he struggles with the overwhelming power of conscience found in the need for judgment and the repercussions felt by his local community.

Having dazzled Armory audiences and critics alike with his mesmerizing revival of THE HAIRY APE in 2017, visionary director Richard Jones returns to take on this gripping commentary about the responsibility to find the accurate truth in a new adaptation by Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Shinn. This new production dramatically plays on the interior of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall (reminiscent of the original Grand Central Depot and the great train stations of Europe) as an immersive environment in which the characters become overcome by the burden of guilt. The result is a fresh take on the portrait of a society struggling to take responsibility for its actions in a search for public retribution, themes that still resonate in today’s societal climate.


Run Type: Limited Run
Market: Off-Broadway
Previews: December 05, 2019
Closing: January 11, 2020

Running Time:

90 minutes with no intermission

Park Avenue Armory (Thompson Arts Center)

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by Michael Dale - December 25, 2019
Born in 1901, Austro-Hungarian playwright and novelist ?-dön von Horváth spent the latter of his 36 years warning against the growing threat of European fascist regimes before being fatally struck by a falling tree branch.
by Review Roundups - December 12, 2019
Park Avenue Armory presents Judgment Day-the world premiere of Christopher Shinn's new adaptation of ?-dön von Horváth's 1937 play.

Judgment Day Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Judgment Day been nominated for?
Outstanding Adaptation (Drama Desk Awards) for Christopher Shinn, Outstanding Costume Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Anthony McDonald, Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Mimi Jordan SherinOutstanding Scenic Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Paul Steinberg and Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama League Awards) for Judgment Day.

What productions of Judgment Day have there been?
Judgment Day has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2019.

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