|Jonathan C. Kaplan to lead industry readings of The Mikvah Project|
|Posted by: Official_Press_Release 05:26 pm EDT 03/15/17|
|Direct from Its Sold Out London Run:
The Mikvah Project
by Josh Azouz
An East London Mikvah. Two bodies meet. Two worlds collide. A transformation begins.
Private Staged Readings in NYC March 20th & 21st
Tony Nominated Jonathan C. Kaplan to Lead the Cast
Private by-invitation-only industry readings for the acclaimed London hit The Mikvah Project by Josh Azouz will take place Monday, March 20th at 5:30pm and Tuesday, March 21st at 12:30pm at the appropriate venue: The Actors Temple (339 West 47th Street, between 8th and 9th avenues). The reading will feature Tony Award nominated Jonathan C. Kaplan (Falsettos) and will introduce Benjamin Kalish.
Originally presented to great acclaim by The Yard Theatre in London, this new play is to be directed by Yard Artistic Director Jay Miller. The production is being presented in New York by Edmund Gaynes, J. Todd Harris, Robert J. Saferstein, Robert Page and Mike Smith. The production will run 90 minutes and contain nudity and adult themes.
When Adam was banished from Eden, he sat in the river that flowed from the garden. Adam immersed in the water, in the very first Mikvah, repenting, begging to transform back to an original state of perfection.
Avi sings like an angel. He likes his job. He is childless. Eitan’s voice is breaking. He has wet dreams. They both seek a change. Every Friday they immerse in the holy water of the Mikvah, participating in a traditional Jewish ritual. They talk about football. They talk about their synagogue. They talk about women. And as their bond deepens a transformation begins. With ancient rituals, live singing and an onstage Mikvah, Josh Azouz’s playful yet provocative play explores the limits of love.
The London critics went wild:
“A beautifully nuanced show. Every moment feels rich with meaning,” said Time Out.
“Miller’s assured direction delivers maximum poignancy,” declared The Stage.
“Exquisite live-mixed music, resulting in a soporific soundscape that beckons and beguiles,” added Gay Times
“For a touching and unique night at an exciting and edgy London fringe venue, put The Mikvah Project at the top of your list,” confirmed A Younger Theatre
“The Mikvah Project is funny, engaging, moving and thought-provoking. This piece is an absolute must see,” raved Everything Theatre!
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