Apr 26, 2024
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May 12, 2024

Exagoge

Untitled Theater Company No. 61
Music by Avner Finberg
Script, Libretto, & Direction by Edward Einhorn

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An immersive opera/play/Passover seder, based on the oldest known Jewish play, written in Alexandria in the second century BCE by Ezekiel the Tragedien. The audience gathers round the seder table or watches from the risers, joining the performers for a traditional 15-part modern seder. An opera composer, Zeke, has brought home his girlfriend Aliyah, a non-practicing Muslim, for the first time. Meanwhile, in the middle of it all, opera performers sing an adaptation of the ancient Greek interpretation of the Book of Exodus.

Singers:
Pharoah, Reuel, God: Matthew Curran
Tzipporah, Messenger, God: Tharanga Goonetilleke
Moses: James Rodgers

Actors:
Zeke: Hershel Blatt
Aliya: Meena Knowles
Avraham: Maxwell Zener

Puppeteers:
Rebecca Jay Caplan, Yanniv Frank,  Parker Sera

Music:
Music director/Pianist: Mila Henry
Percussion: Mariana Ramirez
Violins: Sunny Sheu, Johnna Wu

Crew:
Stage manager: Berit Johnson
ASM/Food coordinator: D Henry Hanson
Set design and related puppets: Tom Lee and Grace Needleman
Puppet design: Evolve Puppets (Tanya Khordoc and Barry Weil)
Costume/Mask Design: Ramona Ponce
Lighting Design: Federico Restrepo
Art: Eric Shanower
Special fabrication: Jim Freeman
Associate Producer at La MaMa: Sarah Murphy
Publicist: David Gibbs, DARR Publicity

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 is a Theater of Ideas: scientific, political, philosophical, and above all theatrical, working in New York and elsewhere for over 25 years. Our shows mix tragedy and comedy in a manner inspired by classic absurdism, with an emphasis on conscious theatricalism, and often incorporating music, technology, puppetry, and physical theater.

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