GOD OF ISAAC Run Now thru 4/20 at Broward Stage Door Theatre

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.

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Carol Kassie Carol Kassie has had a deep and abiding love for the arts, particularly theatre, since she was a small child and her parents presented her with an original Broadway cast recording of "My Fair Lady". Armed with a degree in Theatre from Sir George Williams University (now Concordia University) in Montreal, Canada, she became …a librarian. She spent 30 years in Ottawa, Canada, raising two children with her husband, Ralph, working first as a librarian and then in the family's Army/Navy business, all the while actively participating in many of the Ottawa Community's cultural events. A move to South Florida in 2001 offered her an opportunity to return to her first love, theatre, and she jumped at the chance – she currently does freelance theatrical marketing, public relations, and audience growth and development for various local and national theatres, theatre companies, and cultural organizations, and serves on the board of directors of the South Florida Theatre League as chairman of the Marketing Committee . www.carolkassie.com

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