Jen Emma Hertel's REFORM: A PLAY at Summer Play Festival at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 7/8-10
REFORM: A PLAY was created by director and playwright Jen Emma Hertel, who cameto age as a theater practitioner with the Living Theatre, her MA from NYU, and the late Bob Sickinger.
REFORM: A PLAY is an experimental theatre piece about the foundations and current state of America's penitentiary system. The play explores the issues of American imprisonment through three characters: Corporate Uncle Sam, Average Joe, and a historical character Alexis deTocqueville. Using a combination of found text, snappy dialogue, and Vsevolod Meyerhold movements, the play informs, entertains, and sometimes incorporates the audience on an issue that Americans should have a dialogue about.
The cast includes Mary McCarthy (Citizen), Gonzalo Vargas (Corporate Uncle Sam), Ana Holly (Alexis deTocqueville), Marcos Luis (Modern Prisoner), Jonathan Mastrojohn (Average Joe), and K'Sandra Nova (Historical Prisoner).
Jen Emma Hertel is a director, playwright, and actor (S.A.G) and REFORM: A PLAY . REFORM: A PLAY runs Tuesday-July 8TH at 9PM, Wednesday-July 9TH at 9PM, and Thursday- July 10th at 9PM at MANHATTAN REPERTORY THEATRE-303 W. 42nd St. 6th Floor, New York, NY 10036
Tickets are $20, to reserve seats, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org