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987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075
The Night Witches
By Rachel Bublitz
Performances – May 26-29, 2022
May 26th: 5:30PM
May 27th: 5:30PM
May 28th: 2PM & 5:30PM
May 29th: 2PM
The Night Witches of the 588th Night Bomber Regiment flew in planes made of canvas and wood, and they dropped bombs on Germans every 15 minutes through the night to keep their enemy from sleeping. They were constantly being shuffled and moved to perform new duties; mechanics became navigators, navigators became pilots, and pilots became commanders. Nina and Vera have just finished their training as navigators and are moments away from their first combat mission. As they fight their nerves, the women around them use different means of bolstering their spirits, some more successfully than others. But when the time comes, to the sky they must go. Tonight, however, is different than any night they’ve faced before—their enemy has employed a new tactic taking them completely by surprise. Using movement, song and lyrically styled dialogue, we follow these brave women through one fateful evening during the war.
Settings of play: A makeshift airfield put together by the 46th Guards Bomber Regiment, also known as the 588th Air Regiment, near the Eastern Front.
Run-time: 80 min, no intermission.
Type of Play: Drama
Suggested rating: PG – recommended for grades 2nd & up, but all audiences may enjoy.
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