By Michael Gioia
04 Jan 2013
|Photo by Hunter Canning|
Directed by Flea resident director Benjamin Kamine, Job officially opened Sept. 19, 2012, following previews that began Aug. 31, 2012; the extended engagement played through Nov. 3, 2012. The work now continues through Jan. 28.
Job features the Flea's resident acting ensemble, The Bats, who have recently appeared in world premieres by A.R. Gurney, Will Eno, Adam Rapp and more. They include Bradley Anderson, Mimi Augustin, Jaspal Binning, Ugo Chukwu, Alex Coelho, Timothy Craig, Jimmy Dailey, Edgar Eguia, Eric Folks, Cleo Gray, Grant Harrison, Layla Khosnoudi, Adam Lebowitz-Lockard, Abraham Makany, Sean McIntyre, Chester Poon, Ivano Pulito, Marie-Claire Roussel, Stephen Stout and Jennifer Tsay.
In Job, according to the Flea, "Thomas Bradshaw takes on a sacred biblical text to explore issues of faith. How low will God go? Bradshaw calls his play an honest, un-cynical adaptation of the book of Job."
Playwright Bradshaw's most recent work, Burning, was seen at the New Group in New York, and in 2011 the Goodman Theater produced his play Mary. His other works include The Bereaved, Southern Promises, Dawn and Cleansed, among others.
The Flea Theater is located at 41 White Street (between Church and Broadway in Tribeca). For more information and tickets, visit TheFlea.org.