Urban Stages presents the New York premiere of Apostasy, a new play written by Gino DiIorio and directed by the company's Artistic Director, Frances Hill. Sheila is a successful, middle-aged Jewish businesswoman who has a terminal illness. Until now, Judaism has been her security blanket - but its teachings are no longer providing the comfort she seeks. A charismatic black televangelist walks off the TV screen, through Sheila's back door and into her fragile life. The choice is his arms or the arms of her daughter. When you are about to bite the dust, do you take a bite of the apple? Do you choose forbidden fruit or the fruit of your loins? This sexually charged drama addresses life's ironic twists and turns. The cast includes Susan Greenhill, Susan Louise O'Connor, and Harold Surratt. The design team includes Roman Tatarowicz (Sets), Josh Bradford (Lighting), and David M. Lawson (Sound). Video and Projections are by William Cusick.