The In[heir]itance Project And The 14th Street Y Present THE SARAH PLAY
Three actors tell the ancient, sacred story of Sarah and Hagar, the mothers of Isaac and Ishmael, drawing from Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions. The storytellers struggle to determine which religion's version of the narrative gets told, when there are multiple accounts of what happened.
"In Kansas City we worked with the Muslim and Jewish communities," shares creator Jon Adam Ross. "The play became a meta-examination of how we tell stories that carry multiple, conflicting truths.
Director Chantal Pavageaux believes "The Sarah Play is the most thought-provoking of the five plays. We also really pushed ourselves formally, and we were able to develop our aesthetic in a new way."
Starring Jon Dalin, Stephanie Dauman (Blindspot - NBC), and Stephanie Rocio (Broadway World Award Best Featured Actress - Dreamgirls at Cape Fear).
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. Tyler Winthrop is the stage manager, Eli Reid is the production manager, and Zhailon Levingston is the associate director.
The Sarah Play plays the following performances through Fri, May 18th:
Tuesday, May 1st at 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 3rd at 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 5th at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 10th at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12th at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 13th at 12:00 p.m.
Friday, May 18th at 7:00 p.m.
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: 70 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.
THE GENESIS PLAYS features:
- THE LEAH/RACHEL PLAY (Seattle 2017): Investigates sisterhood using filmed interviews of sisters of all ages, live music, and ancient papyrus.
- THE SARAH PLAY (Kansas City 2017): Three actors struggle with how to tell a sacred shared narrative of the Muslim, Christian and Jewish traditions, when there are multiple accounts of the truth.
- THE ABRAHAM PLAY