May 18–20, 2019

A Billion Nights on Earth

Thaddeus Phillips

United States

Canadian Premiere

No one expected a late-night trip to the fridge could cause so much trouble.

When a treasured object goes missing, a parent and child must rely on their creativity – and each other – to get it back. Inspired by the wonder of pop-up books and the magic of Kabuki stagecraft, director Thaddeus Phillips and installation artist Steven Dufala weave a curious tale through space and time that swaps the do’s and dont’s of adulthood for the limitless land of play.

Prepare to be awed by sleight-of-hand stagecraft — and by the limitless possibilities of the imagination.

Warnings: Smoke/Fog, some sharp lighting shifts


Creator and Director: Thaddeus Phillips
Design: Thaddeus Phillips and Steven Dufala
Dramaturgy: Tatiana Mallarino and Rafael Phillips
Music: Juan Gabriel Turbay
Lighting Design: David Todaro
Costume Design: Jan Avramov
Creative Collaboration: Michael and Winslow Fegley
Performers: Coralie Holum Lyford and Michael Fegley
Set Engineer: Efren Delgadillo, Jr.
Production Stage Manager: Marisa Blankier
Technical Director: Aaron Amodt
Assistant Stage Manager: Gabi Pezoa
Kuroko Run Crew: Gabi Pezoa and Aaron Amodt
Trey Lyford
Supported by
The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage