Horse Trade Theater Group in association with Moonlight Productions (produced by Kelley Girod of The Fire This Time Festival) will present Emmy-nominated playwright Israela Margalit’s NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE, August 29-September 15 at UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place).The production will be directed by Artem Yatsunov (Claire Went to France; The Virilogy with StrangeDog Theatre Company) and feature Joe Barbarino, Paul Guskin, Mariam Habib, Anthony Knotts, Ben Morrow, Nuah Ozryel, Alissa Razzano, and Shannon Sullivan. The Creative Team will include Lighting Design by Rebecca Bickley, Set, Props, and Costume Design by Jamie Larson, and Sound Design by Mark Van Hare. The production will be Stage Managed by Keila Fontanez-LaSalle.
When Night Blooming Jasmine was first presented in New York in 2000, it sold out its limited run at The Tribeca Playhouse. The press concurred, calling it “fast moving and engaging,” (The New York Times); “a gem... a novel and humane picture of the relationship between Israeli Jews and Arabs,” (The Jewish Post); “inventive plotting... gut-wrenching... profoundly right” (Backstage); and “an extraordinary theatrical experience” (Yediot America).
Now, thirteen years later, the revised and updated Night Blooming Jasmine is timelier than ever. The desperate love story of a young Israeli war hero and a Palestinian woman, juxtaposed against the cultural clash between their families, the suspicion, prejudice and violence that permeates every corner of their lives, and a seemingly never-ending war, is as current and relevant as it has ever been. This is a play that keeps the audience at the edge of their seats and provokes discussion.
About the Company: Horse Trade Theater Group
HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work that has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade’s Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York – the first and only festival of its kind in New York City. In 2011 Horse Trade received the New York Innovative Theatre Ellen Stewart Stewardship Award for demonstrating a significant contribution to the Off-Off-Broadway community through service, support and leadership
Thursday through Saturday at 8pm (no show Friday, September 13) and Sunday, September 8 & 15 at 7pm.
Theater: Under St. Marks
Address: 94 St. Mark's Place
New York, NY
Cost:$18; $15 students & seniors
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