Directed by OBIE winner Alec Duffy and featuring original music by Jonathan Larson Award winner Dave Malloy, the limited engagement will run through Oct. 2. Opening night is scheduled for Sept. 18.
The drama, according to press notes, "recounts the last month in the life of Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who faces certain death for his defense of the Church against the crown of England. As Becket continues in his journey, he confronts the very human drama of individual integrity, the expectations of friendship, and the struggle of will."
Thomas Becket will be played by Godfrey Simmons (Sarah Ruhl's Passion Play), and other cast members include Christopher Burris, Jordan Coughtry, Alexis McGuinness, Lori Parquet, Nikaury Rodriguez, Julian Rozzell and Jamie Watkins.
Tickets are free with a suggested donation price of $10; no advance reservations are necessary. Part of the proceeds from the production will benefit Brooklyn Arts HQ.
The Church of St. Joseph is located at 856 Pacific Street in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. For more information visit www.murderinthecathedral.com. *
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