GOD OF ISAAC Run Now thru 4/20 at Broward Stage Door Theatre
Often in theatre when a character searches for his spiritual identity much drama and angst ensues. In James Sherman's God of Isaac, which will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre today, March 14th, Isaac Adams' quest results in a series of hysterically funny, smart, and ultimately touching moments, as he comes to terms with his heritage, his mother, and himself.
Based on a true event, the play opens when Isaac, a second generation American Jew, learns of the plans of a neo-Nazi group to stage a demonstration in Skokie, Illinois (home to many Holocaust survivors) and wonders what, if anything, his involvement should be.
Throughout the play, James Sherman uses humor to make his point, yet his script is a clever balance of one-liners and a serious discussion of religious and cultural identity.
"I directed The God Of Isaac about ten years ago and I am so enjoying directing it again," says director Dan Kelley. "It's funny how time alters your perspective as a director... I'm finding things in the script that I totally missed the first time."
Phyllis Spear, who plays Isaac's 'Ma' is also enthusiastic. "Both mother and son learn so much from each other," she says. "The story will touch the hearts of everyone who comes to see it."
Tom Benston, Rebecca Diaz, Kelli Mohrbbacher, Christian Vandepas, and Patrick Wilkinson will also star.
God of Isaac will run from March 14 - April 20 at The Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs. The theatre is located at 8036 Sample Road, in Coral Springs.
Tickets for God of Isaac are $38; $16 student tickets are also available. Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at http://www.stagedoorfl.org.
For more information about God of Isaac and/or The Broward Stage Door Theatre, visit www.stagedoorfl.org.