Photo Flash: The Theater At The 14th Street Y Presents THE JACOB PLAY

THE IN[HEIR]ITANCE PROJECT and THE 14TH STREET Y are pleased to share with Broadway World a first look at THE JACOB PLAY, part of The Genesis Plays, a collection of plays inspired by stories in the book of Genesis, and devised with communities in different US cities. Created in a collaborative process led by Jon Adam Ross, and directed by Chantal Pavageaux, THE JACOB PLAY performs in rep (with four other plays) during a three-week limited engagement at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 E 14th St at 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003). Performances began Wednesday, May 2nd and continue through Friday, May 18, 2018.

A play that, quite literally, asks Jacob to wrestle with his role as brother, husband, and man of God. The Jacob Play introduces a tag team tussle between Jacob & Rebecca vs Esau and Isaac, a Battle Royale of Leah vs. Rachel vs. Jacob vs. Laban, and finally, the MAIN EVENT: Jacob vs. The Angel of the Lord. Get ready for a hard-hitting, smackdown, knockout wrestling extravaganza - it's the event of the millennium!

Starring Idris Groves, Denise Manning, Jon Adam Ross, Jon Levin (2018 Drama Desk nominee - The Hunger Artist), and Izzy Wolfson. Featuring dancers Luis Ordaz (Austin's Aztlan Dance Company), Kevin Baez, Marina Goitia, and Angelica Mondol Viana.

Produced by Martha Goode. Featuring set design by Deb O, costume design by Andja Budincich, lighting design by Stacey Boggs, and sound design by Caroline Faustine. Rachel April is the stage manager, Eli Reid is the production manager, and Zhailon Levingston is the associate director. Marketing/PR by Kampfire PR, and graphic design by Billy Keefe.

Tickets are $18 (or see three plays for $14 each with a Flex Pass) and are now available online at www.14streety.org/genesis or by calling 646-395-4310. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the box office half-hour prior to the performance.

Running Time: 35 minutes

The developmental process of The Genesis Plays includes text study with artists and clergy, devising workshops, open rehearsals with participating organizations and houses of worship, performance talkbacks, and community engagement events where local artists and audiences also respond to the source material.

The Genesis Plays are funded with generous support from The Covenant Foundation, in association with Downtown Jewish Life, co-presented by The Theater at the 14th Street Y.

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Photo Flash: The Theater At The 14th Street Y Presents THE JACOB PLAY
Denise Manning. Photo by Maria Baranova Photography.

Photo Flash: The Theater At The 14th Street Y Presents THE JACOB PLAY
Jon Adam Ross and Denise Manning. Photo by Maria Baranova Photography.

Photo Flash: The Theater At The 14th Street Y Presents THE JACOB PLAY
Izzy Wolfson, Jon Levin and Denise Manning. Photo by Maria Baranova Photography.

Photo Flash: The Theater At The 14th Street Y Presents THE JACOB PLAY
Luis Ordaz and Jon Adam Ross. Photo by Maria Baranova Photography.

Photo Flash: The Theater At The 14th Street Y Presents THE JACOB PLAY
Luis Ordaz and Jon Adam Ross. Photo by Maria Baranova Photography.

Photo Flash: The Theater At The 14th Street Y Presents THE JACOB PLAY
The Jacob Play. Photo by Maria Baranova Photography.

Photo Flash: The Theater At The 14th Street Y Presents THE JACOB PLAY
Kevin Baez, Marina Goitia, Izzy Wolfson, Jon Adam Ross, Denise Manning and Jon Levin. Photo by Maria Baranova Photography.

Photo Flash: The Theater At The 14th Street Y Presents THE JACOB PLAY
Marina Goitita and Angelica Mondol Viana. Photo by Maria Baranova Photography.

Photo Flash: The Theater At The 14th Street Y Presents THE JACOB PLAY
Jon Adam Ross and Idris Groves. Photo by Maria Baranova Photography.

 



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