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Isaac Adams                                    T. Isaac Sherman
Ma                                                              Anita Silvert
Chaya                                                     Jolie Lepselter
Shelly                                                  Annabel Steven
Actor I                                                           Jeff Rausa
Actor II                                         Charles Schoenherr

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Announcing the Revival of


By James Sherman, Directed by Dennis Začek

July 8 – August 27, 2017 at Piven Theatre

Sets                       Nels Anderson and Abigail Reed
Costumes                                           Liana Prokopis
Lighting                                           Michael Rathbun
Lighting Assistant                                  Jake Engram
Sound                                           Nathan Spechman
Stage Manager                                  Josh A. Raether
Assistant Stage Manager                   Hannah Siglin
General Manager                                 Don Vanasek
Photography                                         Don Vanasek

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Grippo Stage Company's mission is to use theater to fight bigotry and hate,  especially  anti-Semitism. We showcase the positive contributions Jews have made to society, most notably in the performing arts. Our shows explore Jewish themes and ideas. We staunchly support Israel. We will gladly work with persons and organizations who share our goals. We are a 501 (c) (3) company and donations to us are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. 


Grippo Stage Company is pleased to present a revival of THE GOD OF ISAAC, playwright James Sherman's semi-autobiographical account of a young American Jew searching for his Jewish identity in the wake of the threatened neo-Nazi march in the Chicago suburb of Skokie in 1977. The new production is helmed by Dennis Začek, who directed the play's world premiere at Victory Gardens Theater in 1985, the beginning of a decades-long collaboration between Sherman and Začek. THE GOD OF ISAAC will play July 8 – August 27, 2017 at Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. Tickets available online at

When Isaac Adams, a second generation American Jew, learns of plans for a neo-Nazi group to stage a demonstration in Skokie, Illinois, he wonders what, if anything, his involvement should be. Determined to find the truth, Isaac ultimately comes to terms with his heritage, his mother and himself. Since its debut at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater in 1985, THE GOD OF ISAAC has enjoyed productions worldwide. 

Location: Piven Theatre, Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., Evanston
Previews: Saturday, July 8 at 3 pm & 8 pm and Sunday, July 9 at 3 pm
Press Opening: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 8 pm
Regular Run: Friday, July 14 – Sunday, August 27, 2017
Curtain Times: Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 3 pm and 8 pm; Sunday at 3 pm
Tickets: Regular run: $39. Group discounts available. Purchase your tickets online at

THE GOD OF ISAAC is not produced by or affiliated with Piven Theatre Workshop.