April 27 - June 5, 2010: New York Premiere
PASSION PLAY by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Mark Wing-Davey
Hailed by the New Yorker’s John Lahr as “extraordinary”, “bold”, and “inventive”, Sarah Ruhl’s PASSION PLAY takes us behind the scenes of three communities attempting to stage the death and resurrection of Christ. From Queen Elizabeth’s England to Hitler’s Germany to Reagan’s America, Ruhl’s exploration of devotion takes us on a humorous yet unsettling journey filled with lust, whimsy, and a lot of fish. (3.5 hours with 2 intermissions)
Featuring: Hale Appleman, Brendan Averett, Dominic Fumusa, Polly Noonan, Daniel Pearce, Alex Podulke, Keith Reddin, Godfrey L. Simmons Jr., T. Ryder Smith, Kate Turnbull, Nicole Wiesner
Sets: Allen Moyer & Warren Karp; Costumes: Gabriel Berry & Antonia Ford-Roberts; Lights: David Weiner; additional music: David Van Tieghem; PSM: Iris Dawn O'Brien; ASM: Casey Schmal; Movement Director: Jim Calder; Dialect Coach: Deborah Hecht; Fight Director: David Anzuelo; Casting: Calleri Casting; Production Mgmt: Jee S. Han; publicity: O&M Co.
PASSION PLAY was staged at the Irondale Center inside the historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, as the centerpiece of a community FESTIVAL highlighting the intersection of religion, art, sexuality, and politics. This festival was made possible thanks to a COALITION of artists, arts groups, academic institutions, and local community members.
The PRESS has faith in PASSION PLAY. Read the raves from The New York Times, Time Out New York, Associated Press, and more!Read the April 18th New York Times feature on PASSION PLAY: Sarah Ruhl’s Sunday School
Find out more about Passion Play - WATCH THESE VIDEOS!
PASSION PLAY - THE OVERVIEW (with Zak Berkman, Mark Wing-Davey, Polly Noonan)
PASSION PLAY - EXTENDED! (with video from the production)
A GUIDE TO FISH GUTTING (with Dominic Fumusa, Joshua Yocom)
SPECIAL EFFECTS (with Darci Fulcher, Joshua Yocom)
PASSION PLAY GOES OUTDOORS (with footage from our fire alarm first preview)