The Evening
The Evening is loosely inspired by Dante’s Inferno and part of a Divine Comedy-inspired triptych that charts a journey across landscapes, toward redemption. This elegiac and musical work concerns three archetypes: a fighter, a corrupt manager, and a prostitute as they clash and reckon with one another in a remote dive bar: “I like this place, I’m not going to lie. Can’t really think of any better place to be. Where can you go when you want to get away? The city doesn’t let you run away to just anywhere so go where you need to be when you just want to hang out…”
Richard Maxwell

Written & Directed by
Richard Maxwell

Cammisa Buerhaus, Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes

Touring Cast
Cammisa Buerhaus, Jim Fletcher, Brian Mendes (also: William Apps)

James Moore, Andie Springer, David Zuckerman

Set and Light Design
Sascha van Riel

Costume Design
Kaye Voyce

Technical Director
Dirk Stevens

Technical Director/SFX
Bill Kennedy

Producer/Stage Manager
Regina Vorria

Molly Grogan

Original Music
Richard Maxwell arranged by the musicians

Production History

Nanterre-Amandiers, Nanterre, France, 2016
Teatro Arena del Sole-ERT, Bologna, Italy, 2016
Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, Belgium, 2016
Culturgest, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016
The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg, PA, 2015
The Kitchen, New York, NY, 2015
On the Boards, West Roy Street, Seattle, WA, 2015
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2015


Richard Maxwell paso por el Mamba, La Prensa, 2015
Wir Sind Gar Nicht Hier: Uber Richard Maxwell's "The Evening", Texte Zur Kunst, 2015
Richard Maxwell's "The Evening" at The Walker Art Center: Three Characters in Search of Jell-o Shots', The Tangential,2015
Olivia Jane Smith on Richard Maxwell's "The Evening" at The Kitchen, New York Theatre Review, 2015
The Evening, This week in New York, 2015
Bar Exam: Richard Maxwell’s ‘The Evening’, Hyperallergic, 2015
Richard Maxwell Takes You to Hell and Back in The Evening, Village Voice, 2015
The Evening, Time Out New York, 2015
Death Becomes Her, Artforum, 2015
Review: In Richard Maxwell's 'The Evening,' Going Gentle Into the Night, or Not, The New York Times, 2015
The Place That Is Not the Place: An Evening With Richard Maxwell, Memeteria, 2015
On Richard Maxwell & the Rupture of Real, Howlround, 2015
Dynamic Duo, The New Yorker, 2015
Spalding Gray Prize Goes to Richard Maxwell, The New York Times, 2014


Richard Maxwell is the recipient of the 2014 Spalding Gray Award from the commissioning consortium of Performance Space 122, the Andy Warhol Museum, On the Boards, and the Walker Art Center. The Evening is a co-production of Kunstenfestivaldesarts, with additional generous support provided by Greene Naftali Gallery and The Kitchen. Support for The Evening is provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation New York Theater Program, Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and an Alliance of Resident Theaters’ New York/Creative Space Grant. Production design support provided by the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York). Made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Evening performances at Kunstenfestivaldesarts are supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.