The Dazzling Night
by Rachel McAlpine
A lyrical Noh play in English about writer Katherine Mansfield (KM). KM was born in New Zealand, left at 19 and never returned. In this play, her father visits the Gurdjieff community in Fontainebleau, where KM died. He meets the ghost of his daughter in a cowshed, and both achieve peace. Japanese Noh plays are slow, stylized and ceremonial, with simple plots about spiritual redemption.