Organ Transplant Recipients in the Hands of The God Committee in Barrington World Premiere July 22-Aug. 7

News   Organ Transplant Recipients in the Hands of The God Committee in Barrington World Premiere July 22-Aug. 7
 
Lives hang in the balance in Mark St. Germain's new play about morality, medicine and money, The God Committee.

The world premiere of The God Committee begins performances July 22 under the banner of Barrington Stage Company at the Consolati Performing Arts Center in Sheffield, Massachusetts.

St. Germain penned BSC's world Ears on a Beatle that would go on to an Off-Broadway run. In his new drama, directed by David Saint, "a hospital transplant selection committee meets under extraordinary circumstances to decide who will be selected for a heart that has become available," according to the BC announcement. "With the added pressure of a wealthy hospital patron, the seven committee members face a battle of personalities, prejudices and personal revelations, which culminates in a vote that will forever change not only their patients' lives, but also their own."

The God Committee runs on the BSC MainStage July 22-Aug. 7.

The cast includes Gerrit Graham as Father Charles Dunbar; Kelly Hutchinson as Dr. Keira Bank; Ron Orbach as Dominick Piero; David Rasche as Dr. Jack Klee; Armand Schultz as Dr. Alex Gorman; Michele Shay as Nurse Nella Redwood; Amy Van Nostrand as Dr. Ann Ross.

St. Germain's works includes Camping With Henry and Tom, Out of Gas on Lover's Leap and Forgiving Typhoid Mary (later revised as A Plague of Angels). With Randy Courts, he has written the musicals The Gifts of the Magi for Lamb's Theater in New York City, Johnny Pye and the Foolkiller (winner of AT&T's New Plays for the Nineties Award) and Jack’s Holiday at Playwrights Horizons.

St. Germain's musical, Stand By Your Man, The Tammy Wynette Story, played at Nashville's Ryman Theater, the original Grand Ol' Opry, as well as Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theatre, and will be touring nationally this fall.

Director David Saint is the artistic director of the George Street Playhouse in New Jersey.

Designers are Eric Renschler (set), Randy Hansen (sound), Chris Bailey (lighting) and David Murin (costume).

For information, call (413) 528-8888 or visit www.barringtonstageco.org.

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