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Trust Denis Johnson to come up with Starlight on Idaho, a truly unique piece of dramatic literature. A stellar cast gave voice to protagonist Mark Cassandra’s letters from rehab to a colorful clan of family and friends in Johnson’s brilliant epistolary tale originally published in Playboy. Followed by Q & A with director and cast.


  • Emily Bergl (Desperate Housewives, Southland)
  • Kevin Corrigan (The Departed)
  • Darrell Larson (Rachel Getting Married)
  • Jennifer Skura (Sweet Citrus at the 92nd Street Y)
  • Chris Stack (One Life to Live)
  • Joel Van Liew (Boardwalk Empire)

Adapted, directed by Darrell Larson. Produced by Cedering Fox

Denis Johnson is a National Book Award Winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist for his novel Tree of Smoke and author of the short story collection Jesus’ Son. A Guggenheim Fellow, he has received many awards including a Whiting Writer’s Award and the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction from the Paris Review for his novel Train Dreams. Johnson was born in Munich, West Germany in 1949 and was raised in Tokyo, Manila and Washington.