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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 http://thegodofisaac.brownpapertickets.com.
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 http://thegodofisaac.brownpapertickets.com.
THE GOD OF ISAAC is not produced by or affiliated with Piven Theatre Workshop.
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.
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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By James Sherman, Directed by Dennis Začek
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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