Prolific, multi award-winning playwright Jason Sherman has written a new play, premiering at Tarragon Theatre on March 3.
Sherman is best known for his incendiary discourses on the nature of Judaism and Zionism in such plays as The League of Nathans and Reading Hebron.
Patience uses the Book of Job as a metaphor for the collapse of Reuben, a modern man who seems to have it all -- marriage, a family, health, vigour and financial success. The question Sherman asks this time has to do with the collapse of community and the victory of survival of the fittest as a social more.
A top flight acting company includes the Shaw Festival's Peter Hutt and Sarah Orenstein, Susan Coyne (last seen at the Stratford Festival as Portia in The Merchant of Venice), Diego Matamoros, Leah Salomaa and Richard Waugh.
Ian Prinsloo, newly appointed artistic director of Theatre Calgary, staged the premieres of two other Sherman plays and returns for one more. Dany Lyne makes her Tarragon design debut, taking on cars, corporate boardrooms, squash courts, Chinese restaurants and synagogues, while Michael Kruse handles lighting. Patience runs at the Tarragon from March 3 to April 5. For tickets call: 416-531-1827.
By Mira Friedlander