The other two stories the play is based on are S. Ansky's "The Dybbuk" and Anton Chekhov's "Betrothed." The opening night is May 10.
Dickstein directs the work, which is presented by the company Ripe Time. "Inspired by Indian Kathak folk dance, Marc Chagall, and wedding ceremonies from South Asian and Western cultures," read press notes, "the play offers a unique look inside three women's struggles between marriage and personal independence."
The original score is composed by jazz artist Vijay Iyer. Set and props design is by Susan Zeeman Rogers, costume design is by Oana Botez-Ban and lighting design is by Nicole Pearce. Live music is performed by Greg Heffernan (cello and electronics) and Natacha Diels (flute and electronics). Betrothed is produced by Catherine Ward.
Ripe Time was founded in 2000 to "present new performance works built on rich language, visual invention and physical rigor."
Ohio Theatre is located at 66 Wooster Street, between Spring and Broome Streets. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.smarttix.com or by phoning (212) 868-4444. For more information visit www.ripetime.org.