Through a fun twist of Fate, I managed to weasel my way into Epic Theatre Ensemble’s upcoming Off-Broadway show: PASSION PLAY by Sarah Ruhl!!!
Spanning 400 years and three countries, the 12-member cast creates 30 characters with 100 costumes on three sets…made complete by a group of non-speaking ensemble members/”Apprentices” who help create the world of the play through puppetry and movement–>which is where I come in!!
First performed at Arena Stage, the play then moved on to the Goodman, Yale Rep, and now the revamped Irondale Center in Ft. Greene Brooklyn for its Off-Broadway run in association with Epic Theatre Ensemble. Epic is partnering with a coalition of creative thinkers, art makers, academic institutions, and Fort Greene community members to create a festival surrounding this production with fun and fascinating events and activities that range from dance parties, concerts, and free food, to family workshops, new play readings, and Forum Discussions. http://epictheatre.publishpath.com/
According to Epic’s Website: Hailed by the New Yorker’s John Lahr as “extraordinary”, “bold”, and “inventive”, Sarah Ruhl’s PASSION PLAY takes us behind the scenes of three communities attempting to stage the death and resurrection of Christ. From Queen Elizabeth’s England to Hitler’s Germany to Reagan’s America, Ruhl’s exploration of devotion takes us on a humorous yet unsettling journey filled with lust, whimsy, and a lot of fish (that’s ME!!).
Sarah Ruhl is also known for other works like A Clean House (finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and Eurydice.
April 27 – May 30
I am excited to begin rehearsals next week, and will continue to update you as things progress! Hurray!!!