The God of Isaac

archives_god_isaacThe God of Isaac
By James Sherman
May 9 – June 2, 2013 

This hilarious and heartwarming play by the author of “Beau Jest” and our previously produced, “From Door to Door, tells the story of a young man in search of spiritual identity. Isaac begins by informing the audience that “things may go a little differently tonight because my mother is in the audience,” and, from the audience, his mother becomes a persistent heckler in the play. Isaac tells how he learned about the threatened Neo Nazi demonstration in Skokie and he wonders how if this incident should concern him as an American Jew. Various characters that he encounters in funny and touching scenes offer a confounding array of possible positions to adopt and two women, his wife and a former love, significantly affect the path of his journey. Intermittently, Isaac illustrates his inner conflict with fantastical parodies of old movies.

Directed by: Saul Elkin
Starring: Kristen Bentley, David Butler, Darleen Pickering Hummert, Tom Loughlin, Lisa Ludwig, & Adam Yellen

 

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