Apr 26, 2024
May 12, 2024


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.

For the full libretto of EXAGOGE: CLICK HERE

Zeke: Hershel Blatt
Pharoah, Reuel, God: Matthew Curran
Tzipporah, Messenger, God: Tharanga Goonetilleke
Aliya: Meena Knowles
Moses: James Rodgers
Avraham: Maxwell Zener

Cover for Moses: Cristóbal Arias (May 11)
Cover for Pharoah etc: Matt Mueller (May 9)
Cover for Tziopprah: Alize Francheska Rozsnyai (May 9)

Rebecca Jay Caplan, Yanniv Frank,  Parker Sera

Music director/Pianist: Mila Henry
Percussion: Mariana Ramirez
Violins: Sunny Sheu, Johnna Wu
Viola: Sara Dudley
Cello: Paul Swensen
Percussion on May 2, 3, 10 & 11: Andrew Beall

Stage manager: Berit Johnson
ASM/Food coordinator: D Henry Hanson
Set design and related puppets: Tom Lee and Grace Needlman
Puppet design: Evolve Puppets (Tanya Khordoc and Barry Weil)
Costume/Mask Design: Ramona Ponce
Lighting Design: Federico Restrepo
Art: Eric Shanower
Special fabrication/electronic effects: Jim Freeman
Wardrobe: Erica Reichler
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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