Photo Flash: Sea Dog Theater Presents Staged Reading Of THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT
On Friday, March 29 Sea Dog Theater presented a staged reading of Stephen Adly Guirgis' THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, directed by Kimille Howard. The reading will took place at the historic St. George's Episcopal Church (7 Rutherford Pl, NY, NY 10003 near Union Square).
This April, Sea Dog Theater will be presenting Chris Cragin-Day's THE RARE BIOSPHERE , a timely, relevant, and powerful new play inspired by real-life deportation events, at Anderson Hall, 61 Gramercy Park North. Performances begin Thursday, April 25th and continue through Sunday, May 19.
Sophie, a Honduran-American teenager, comes home from high school to find that her parents have been deported. She immediately goes into bunker-down survival mode, trying to care for her younger siblings without raising suspicion and considering her next move. Her plan is complica! ted when Steven, a well-meaning friend, oblivious to the issues she's facing, discovers and struggles to comprehend her situation.
Sophie is an impressive student, a Dreamer, with plans to study Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University. She is fascinated with what is known as the "Rare Biosphere," a term that refers to rare, previously overlooked, microbial species that play a crucial role in regulating Earth's ecosystems.
The play draws a parallel between our current immigration crisis with the beauty and necessity of diversity in our ecosystem, offering an unique underrepresented perspective into a broken system that many of us only experience through news reports.
Given our current polarized political climate, it is easy to forget that behind these "political issues" are real people whose stories matter, and must be told. Sea Dog Theater, whose mission is to shine a light on stories of alienation and reconci! liation, has the incredible opportunity to bring to life one such story with this world premiere.
The production stars Natalia Plaza (Othello, The Davenport) as Sophie and Zac Owens as Steven.
The production features scenic and lighting design by Guy de Lancey (Beautiful Day Without You, Origin Theater), and costume design by Emily White. Tye Hunt Fitzgerald (White Noise, The Public) is the sound designer and Harrison Corthell is the stage manager.
Tickets are $30 ($20 student ticket) and are now available online at www.seadogtheater.org. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the venue 30 minutes prior to show time. Call ahead for availability 646-463-0542.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Photo Credit: Jeremy Varner
Cast and Sea Dog Theater Crew
Shaun Fauntleroy and Christopher J. Domig
Anne Hansen, Shaun Fauntleroy, and Gregg Mozgala
Osh Ghanimah and Gabriel Cruz