Martha Clarke & Alfred Uhry's ANGEL REAPERS Starts Tonight at Signature Theatre
Signature Theatre presents ANGEL REAPERS, written by Residency Five playwright Martha Clarke and Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winner Alfred Uhry, directed and choreographed by Ms. Clarke. ANGEL REAPERS runs tonight, February 2, to March 13, 2016 with a Monday, February 22 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).
The design team includes Marsha Ginsberg (Scenic Design), Donna Zakowska (Costume Design), Christopher Akerlind (Lighting Design), Samuel Crawford & Arthur Solari (Sound Design), and Arthur Solari (Music Direction). B. Bales Karlin is the Production Stage Manager. Casting by Telsey + Company, Tiffany Little Canfield, CSA.
Featuring traditional Shaker songs and a stunning mix of modern dance and actual Shaker movements, ANGEL REAPERS captures the soul of the Shakers, an early American religious sect, which sought to connect with God through ecstatic ritual and strict celibacy. While the congregants strive desperately to maintain divine purity, the needs of the flesh threaten to take hold. With text by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry, this wildly theatrical collage about the glorious love of the divine and the overwhelming desire for human connection marks the return to Signature of Residency Five playwright and MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Martha Clarke.
All tickets for the initial run of the production are $25 as part of the Signature Ticket Initiative: A Generation of Access. To purchase tickets for all Signature productions, call Ticket Services at 212-244-7529 (Tues. - Sun., 11am - 6pm) or visit www.SignatureTheatre.org.