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Hirshima: crucible of Light

Text by Robert Lawson
Music by Henry Akona
Directed by by Henry Akona

Hiroshima Nuclear Family

At Walkerspace, 46 Walker St.

between Church & Broadway, two blocks south of Canal Street

February 27 – March 15

Wednesdays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 3pm, Sundays at 7pm

Tickets $18, Box Office: 212-352-3101 or Theater Mania


On a clear night, there—star upon star, sun upon sun, and who can but imagine what other worlds may be there, sight unseen …

Starring : J. Robert Oppenheimer, Marie Curie, the perfect nuclear family, Albert Einstein, the Fool from King Lear, a mysterious woman in a wheelchair, a butoh dancer, a boy cellist...and the bomb.

Nine seconds separate two worlds

"Hiroshima is a close look at what can happen in barely the time it takes to blink an eye...the various pieces of the collage: the music, the video, and the performers, create a very fine show. The play is frightening and thought provoking, leaving its audience to wonder about all the 'what ifs' in life."

New Theatre Corps

Blue Line
Production Personnel
Director Henry Akona
Set design Amy Davis
Costume design Isabelle Fields
Lighting design Jeff Nash
Assistant lighting design Solomon Weisbard
Properties design Berit Johnson
Puppet/model design and contsruction

Tanya Khordoc and Barry Weil
(Evolve Company

Production Coordinator Alex Senchak
Technical Consultant Obadiah Savage
Set construction New City Scenic & Display, Inc.
Dramaturg Karen Lee Ott
Video consultant Ian W. Hill
Video editing Daniel McKlienfeld
Fight Director Dan Zisson
Stage manager Carmen Chen
Assistant director / Assistant stage manager Elizabeth Irwin
Publicity Emily Owens PR
Oppenheimer Peter Bean*
Boy / cellist Dmitri Friedendberg*
Dad (aka Harry Shima) Joe Gately*

Saysha Heinzman

Enola Gay Kris Lundberg
Sparky Jared Mezzochi
Flame Shelley Ray*
Einstein Timothy Roselle*
Woman in wheelchair Yvonne Roen*
Mom Sandy York*
*member of Actors' Equity Association