Thomas Bradshaw's Job, Adaptation of the Book of Job, Opens Sept. 19 at NYC's Flea Theater; Limited Run Extends
By Michael Gioia
The New York premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's Job, a play that explores faith, officially opens Sept. 19, following previews that began Aug. 31, at The Flea Theater in Tribeca.
Directed by Flea resident director Benjamin Kamine, the extended engagement continues through Nov. 3 and features members of the Flea's resident acting ensemble, The Bats. Performances were originally scheduled through Oct. 7.
The Bats, who have recently appeared in world premieres by A.R. Gurney, Will Eno, Adam Rapp and more, 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."
Other members of the creative team include set designer Aaron Green, lighting designer Jonathan Cottle, costume designer Ashley Farra, sound designer Jeremy Bloom and production stage manager Courtney Ulrich.
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.
For more on the Flea's season, which includes the company's premiere of Krapp Hour, featuring Alan Rickman, click here.
The Flea Theater is located at 41 White Street (between Church and Broadway in Tribeca). For more information and tickets, visit TheFlea.org.
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