Inspired by the biblical book of Job, a new play thet tells the story of a Deaf gay man whose entire existence is threatened when he is faced with a series of unexpected tests.
From the producers: Ash has a blessed life, thankful every day for the gifts of his family, his addiction, and his son’s Deafness. But on one fateful day, everything’s taken from him. How can he see this unexpected test, that threatens to cast him and his loved ones into darkness, as the ultimate gift? Performed simultaneously in English and ASL by two casts, Craig Lucas’s sublime, stunning new play is a theatrical event not to be missed. The play will be simultaneously performed in American Sign Language by a shadow cast of Deaf actors.
Author Craig Lucas is best known for his Tony Award-nominated play "Prelude to a Kiss." He has also been nominated for writing the books of the musicals "Light in the Piazza," and "An American in Paris." Performed simultaneously in English and ASL by two casts, "I Was Most Alive with You" had its world premiere at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston.
The cast features Marianna Bassham, Tad Cooley, Lisa Emery, Michael Gaston, Russell Harvard, Tony Award nominee Lois Smith, and Gameela Wright. The shadow cast features Beth Applebaum, Kalen Feeney, Harold Foxx, Seth Gore, Amelia Hensley, Anthony Natale, and Alexandria Wailes. Tyne Rafaeli directs with Sabrina Dennison as director of America Sign Language.What's Playwrights Horizons?
PH is a long-running Off-Broadway theatre on West 42nd that develops new plays by both veteran scribes and folks just off the radish truck (admittedly, the radish truck might have made a stop at an MFA playwriting program). The shows are produced in the company's state-of-the-art venues on West 42nd Street, with production standards equal to the best of Off-Broadway....generally, nothing too conceptual or provocative, just interesting plays, well rendered. More here