The Ma-Yi Theater Company will present the East Coast premiere of JESUS IN INDIA, a new play by Lloyd Suh (American Hwangap), directed by Daniella Topol. The play will be performed Off-Broadway at The Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46th Street, between 9th and 10th Aves) from Tuesday, February 12 through Sunday, March 10, 2013. The Opening Night is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2013. Tickets are priced $30-$35 and are available by calling TheaterMania at 212-352-3101 or online at www.ma-yitheatre.org.
A contemporary parable that looks at the world's most famous rebel before he found his cause, JESUS IN INDIA had its world premiere in January 2012 at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco. Teenaged and wayward, a little confused and a little punk rock, Jesus of Nazareth journeys to the east with his friend, Abigail of Galilee, on the back of a camel. They cross the Hindu Kush to the Indo-Mathura, a region of spiritual innovation, new age music . . . and really good weed.
The cast of JESUS IN INDIA includes Justin Blanchard (Journey's End), Vedant Gokhale, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, and Molly Ward (The Big Meal, Kin at Playwrights Horizons).
JESUS IN INDIA has set design by Kris Stone, costume design by Theresa Squire, lighting design by Austin R. Smith, and original music and sound design by Shane Rettig.
JESUS IN INDIA will be performed at The Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46th Street, between 9th and 10th Aves) from Tuesday, February 12 through Sunday, March 10. 2013. The performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:00 pm, Wednesday-Saturday at 8:00 pm, and Sunday at 3:00 pm (there is no performance on Wednesday, February 13).
Playwright Lloyd Suh served as Co-Director of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab from 2006-2010, and currently serves as Onsite Program Director at the Lark Play Development Center. His plays include American Hwangap, The Children of Vonderly, Happy End of the World, Jesus in India, Great Wall Story and others, produced with Ma-Yi, The Play Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Magic Theatre (SF), East West Players (LA), and internationally at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He has been a recipient of an NEA Arena Stage New Play Development grant, an Andrew W. Mellon Launching New Plays Into the Repertoire grant via the Lark, and fellowships from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation of the Arts, Jerome Foundation, Theatre Communications Group and the Dramatists Guild.