• Wed. Jun 7th, 2023

Leah Strasser as Jessa and Lormarev Jones as Sam in Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner at the Know. Photo by Dan R. Winters.

The end of the world is just the beginning in Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All-Night Diner, a world premiere play by Darcy Parker Bruce running February 22 – March 16


When an asteroid threatens the earth, the logical escape is your favorite diner, right? Especially when that diner just might be a Time Machine.


It’s just your average night at the Starlight All-Night Diner – coffee, cigarettes, secret longings begging to be confessed, a mysterious comet in the night’s sky – you know, the usual.


Overnight janitor Sam and her very pregnant compatriot, late-night waitress Jessa, are passing the time polishing the fixtures and polishing off some coconut cream pie.


But just as Sam is ready to spill her heart, in bursts the frantically brilliant Dr. Moxie and his graduate assistant, Danni, with a revelation that the comet isn’t just a pretty celestial event – it’s the end of the world as we know it.


Armed with a coffee maker, a backup generator, and a conveniently-timed scientific breakthrough, Dr. Moxie has a plan to get the ladies of his favorite diner out of harm’s way.


But of course, even the most brilliant scientist can’t account for every variable


In this charmingly queer love story, the stakes are more than life-and-death – they’re life-or-extinction. Previously workshopped at New York’s Fresh Fruit Festival in 2016, Darcy Parker Bruce’s Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner is a world premiere adventure story about finding hope and connection in the face of insurmountable odds.


What can you expect from Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All-Night Diner?

Witty banter, rich relationships, tender moments, wacky antics, lesbian love stories. Moreover, maybe a dinosaur.


Where:            Know Theatre of Cincinnati. 1120 Jackson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

In historic Over-the-Rhine.

Tickets:          $25 regular price tickets

                        $35 “Living Wage” tickets, supporting working artists in Cincinnati

                        $15 Rush tickets at the door 10 minutes before curtain (when available)

FREE walk-up tickets are available on Wednesdays, as part of Know’s Welcome Experiment. Reservations to Welcome Experiment performances are $5.00. Tickets can be purchased by visiting knowtheatre.com or calling 513.300.5669 (KNOW).