Depicting the events that led to the 1978 Jonestown massacre, the musical features Les Misérables' J. Mark McVey as Jim Jones; Jane Eyre's Marla Schaffel as Jones' wife Marceline; Urban Cowboy's Matt Cavenaugh as cult member Samuel Foreman; Robert J. Creighton as Congressman Leo Ryan; and Howard Emanuel as Hedge, Ryan's fictionalized congressional assistant. The remainder of the cast comprises Chad Hudson, Joe Pace, Ronica Reddick, Eadie Scott, Rebecca Sherman, Christina Sivrich, Dustin Sullivan, Matthew Yoder and Neal Young. Jonestown—The Musical features music and lyrics by Larry Lees and book and lyrics by Brian Silliman. Sara Lampert-Hoover directs with musical direction by Michael Patrick Walker.
The production will play the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts at Pace University, 3 Spruce Street. Show times are Aug. 20 at 7:30 PM, Aug. 21 at 4 PM, Aug. 22 at 6 PM, Aug. 25 at 10:45 PM and Aug. 28 at noon. For tickets, call (888) FRINGE-NYC. Visit www.fringenyc.org for more information.