Casting has been announced for the Meta-Phys Ed. production of Jew vs. Malta, which is billed as a theatrical piece “about monstrosity and virtuosity, fueled by pantagruelism and peppered with puppetry and dance,” and will be presented October 28-November 6 at The Club at LaMaMa.
Conceived and directed by Jesse Freedman, the production is based on Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta, the political theatre of Bertolt Brecht and Kanye West’s album Yeezus. The cast features Youn Jung Kim, Rakia Seaborn and David North.
Jew vs. Malta, according to production notes, “depicts the passion of Barabas the Jew: his suffering, trial, betrayal, revenge, death, resurrection, revenge and death.… [It] is a play about monsters and the monsters who make them. Barabas the Jew is gifted businessman, who is turned into a monster when his sizable fortune is confiscated to fund a government bail out.”
The production will also have lighting design by Jennifer Reiser, costume design by Karen Boyer, scenic design/props by Ali Shrago-Spechler and sound design by Avi Amon. Stage management is by Molly Bicks. The assistant director is Mehdya Fassi, and the production manager is Paul Passaro.
Tickets are $20. Students and seniors pay $15. Visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/962608. The Club at LaMaMa is located at 74a East 4th Street (3rd Floor).
La MaMa will also offer Gala 55 November 10 at the Ellen Stewart Theatre, 66 E. 4th St. The fall gala will feature a new party performance by Allee Willis, entitled Ba-de-ya Baby! Or: How I Learned To Love The Theatre. Click here for ticket information.