Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl

Riot Act, Inc. presents Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl at The Pink Garter Theater.  The show will run March 2-4, March 9-11, and March 16-18.  Curtain will be at 7pm Thurs. and Fri. and 6pm on Sat. 

Riot Act, Inc. is excited to present our winter production celebrating our 20th Anniversary season.  Passion Play by Sarah Ruhl.  Due to the nature of this production, which is essentially three plays in one, it will run differently from traditional plays.  Each part may be seen as a stand alone play or together in one evening.  On Thursdays and Fridays we will offer 1 part only with all 3 parts performed on Saturdays:  March 2 – Part One only, March 3 – Part Two only, March 4 – All 3 Parts, March 9 – Part Three only, March 10 – Part One only, March 11 – All 3 Parts, March 16 – Part Two only, March 17 – Part Three only, March 18 – All 3 Parts.  Curtain will be at 7pm Thurs. and Fri. and 6pm on Sat.

Play description:

Hailed by The New Yorker’s John Lahr as “extraordinary,” “bold,” and “inventive,” Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play takes us behind the scenes of three very different communities attempting to stage the death and resurrection of Christ.

This intimate epic occurs at the timely intersection of politics and religion. Ruhl dramatizes a community of players rehearsing their annual staging of the Easter Passion in three different eras: 1575 Northern England, just before Queen Elizabeth outlaws the ritual; 1934 Oberammergau, Bavaria, as Hitler is rising to power; and Spearfish, South Dakota, from the time of Vietnam through Reagan’s presidency. In each period, the players grapple with the transformative nature of art, and politics are never far in the background. ~ Concord Theatricals

Helmed by veteran director Macey Mott, Passion Play showcases local actors Aaron Hawkins, Angel May Wise, Brian Van Hattan, Dolyn Kinney, Elise Baker Mumford, Ian Chapman, Jeff Monteith, Josh Roche, Linda Rode, and Suzanne Spence.

Tickets are available in advance online at Riot Act, Inc. Box Office and cost $20 for 1 part, $35 for 2 parts, $50 for all 3 parts.  Student/Senior discount for attending all 3 parts – $40.  Riot Act, Inc. T-shirts, Riot Act, Inc. Stickers and Concessions will be available before each performance and during intermission.

**This production contains staged intimacy plus staged violence including guns and other weapons. **

**Parental Guidance suggested.**

For more information, contact  Hope to see you there!

*Project made possible by grants from Wyoming Arts Council/NEA, Cultural Council of JH, Community Foundation of JH, and Your Old Bill’s donations.*

~By Special permission of Concord Theatricals~