|The Law Of Return
| Open: 08/01/14 Close: 08/24/14
Inspired by the events surrounding the polarizing Jay Pollard espionage case, Martin Blank’s original spy thriller The Law of Return depicts the actions of a notorious intelligence analyst abusing his level of access and threatening U.S. national security-or is he?
Whether driven by ideology or personal gain, Pollard, a United States Naval Intelligence analyst based in Suitland, Maryland, removes thousands of classified documents and turns them over to Israel. Once found out by the United States, Pollard leads police on a wild chase through D.C., desperately hoping to get to the Embassy of Israel and seek asylum.
On April 3, 2014 Jay Pollard was the number one trending topic on The New York Times website. President Obama is currently considering pardoning Pollard as part of a hotly debated Middle East peace deal. Pollard appears in The New York Times regularly alongside stories of WikiLeaks, the NSA, and Edward Snowden. What must be made public and what must be kept secret?
Cast: Ben Mehl*, Joel Rooks* & André Ware
Scenic Design: Alexis Distler
Costume Design: Debra Bergsma Otte
Lighting Design: Nicole Pearce
Sound Design: Jeremy J. Lee
Stage Manager: Caskey Hunsader*
Casting Director: Stephanie Klapper
Publicist: Dale Heller
Graphic Design: Theresa Evangelista
Produced by Newsom Zipoy Productions
About the Company: Newsom Zipoy Productions
Newsom Zipoy Productions brings together two members of the team that brought Martin Blank’s play AVENUE OF AMERICAS to New York in 2011. The producing team has over 20 years of experience presenting award-winning plays and musicals—from SUPER SIDEKICK THE MUSICAL (Best of FringeNYC 2012) to the Brooklyn premiere of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, and plays Aaron Kozak’s THE BIRTHDAY BOYS and Mac Rogers’ UNIVERSAL ROBOTS (2009 ITBA Best Off-Broadway Play, four New York Innovative Theatre Award nominations).