The Nether

nether_poster_17x11_123016-2by Jennifer Haley

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Previews: January 26 – January 29, 2017

Regular Run: February 2 – March 12, 2017

Red Night Opening: February 3, 2017

Post Show Discussion Performances: Sunday, 2/26, Thursday, 3/2, & Sunday, 3/5


A young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, triggering an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination and the most basic of human desires. The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion; a beautiful escape that ultimately begs some very serious questions about responsibility, connectivity and love. Winner of the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2011-2012.

Cast & Artists

The Nether crew

Pictured L-R, Top: Doug Vickers, Karen Kessler Bottom: Guy Van Swearingen



  • Playwright: Jennifer Haley
  • Director: Ensemble Member Karen Kessler
  • Scenic Design: John Musial
  • Lighting Design: Ensemble Member Mike Durst
  • Costume Design: Myron Elliott
  • Sound Design: Joe Court
  • Props Design: Abigail Cain
  • Dramaturg: Tyler Smith
  • Technical Director: John Wilson
  • Stage Manager: Stephanie Heller
  • Production Manager: Shannon Golden
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Jamie Crothers
  • Casting Director: Ensemble Member Mierka Girten


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