Kate Turnbull, Hale Appleman and
Nicole Wiesner in Passion Play
(© Carol Rosegg)
Kate Turnbull, Hale Appleman and
Nicole Wiesner in Passion Play
(© Carol Rosegg)
Epic Theatre Ensemble's New York premiere of Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play, performing Off-Broadway at the Irondale Center, has added an additional week to its run, and will now close on June 5. Mark Wing-Davey has directed the production.

Inspired by the historic festivals where everyday citizens came together to elevate their communities by staging the life and death of Christ, Passion Play transports audiences first to 16th century England, where Queen Elizabeth threatens to shut down a small town's production; then to Nazi Germany, where Adolf Hitler's arrival at the famous Oberammergau Passion Play influences the lives of its cast and finally to Spearfish, South Dakota in 1984, as a local production becomes a campaign stop for a famous actor-turned-President running for re-election.

The cast includes Hale Appleman, Brendan Averett, Dominic Fumusa, Polly Noonan, Daniel Pearce, Alex Podulke, Keith Reddin, Godfrey L. Simmons Jr., T. Ryder Smith, Kate Turnbull and Nicole Wiesner.

The creative team includes Allen Moyer (scenic design), Gabriel Berry (costume design), David Weiner (lighting design), David Van Tieghem (sound design), and David Anzuelo (fight direction).

For TheaterMania's review of Passion Play, click here.

For more information, visit www.epictheatreensemble.org.