The In[heir]itance Project And The 14th Street Y Proudly Present THE ABRAHAM PLAY
Hoping for a quick windfall of inheritance, Abe (Jon Dalin), a Wall Street stock jock, returns to the office of his recently deceased, estranged father searching for a lost deed. Among the piles of papers strewn about the office he doesn't find the deed. Instead he finds a scavenger hunt his father has left behind for him - and the audience holds the clues.
"In Minneapolis we examined Abraham's legacy as a patriarch as it relates to the relics we inherit and pass along. It's a solo show, but it doesn't feel like one," shares creator Jon Adam Ross. "I feel this play challenges us to face the fact that we can run from our family, but we can't run from our inheritance.""It's about how complicated we are as humans, and how modern the Biblical narratives can be," adds director Chantal Pavageaux. "It asks questions about how we idolize our ancestors, and about how we assign value to objects, individuals and relationships in our lives."
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.
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 (Twin Cities 2015): Follows a Wall Street stock jock searching for a lost deed in a scavenger hunt where the audience holds the clues.
- THE JACOB PLAY (Austin 2016): A hard-hitting, smackdown, knockout wrestling extravaganza!