To Nineveh: A Modern Miracle

by Bekah Brunstetter

directed by Isaac Byrne

A Miracle Play about the fall of an American family and the birth of a new era. Rebekah and Isaac, parents to two grown sons, Jacob and Esau, struggle to make their way through their temptations, their sins, and their duties as the two young men prepare for their adulthood, and their roles in a more than normal family. For Isaac is the lawyer of God; Esau, the older son, the man to follow in his footsteps; Jacob, the rebel, struggling with his own sexuality, at odds with all, but the favorite of Rebekah. If the story sounds familiar it should. Itís the dusty Old Testament tale, told in the present, of Isaac and Rebekah, Jacob and Esau: the tale of the struggle for power past birthright, of the deception used to achieve, and the question of who truly deserves. As the family moves through its rites, Jacob finding his voice, Esau his power, Rebekah struggling with the truth, Isaac, with his blindness, they are forced into a whirlpool of responsibility, of fate, of punishment and reward. In moments of grave severity and incredible humor, colored with operettas, dead gynecologists, impromptu sword fights, forbidden love, encompassing not one but two Old Testament stories of manís relation to God (remember Jonah and the Whale), and a host of fascinating supporting characters, To Nineveh bridges the questions and paradoxes of the modern faith, and of modern life. And what of the sons? Which will ascend to power?

Performances: 

 10/21/2005 at 8:00pm
 10/22/2005 at 8:00pm
 10/28/2005 at 8:00pm
 10/29/2005 at 8:00pm
 10/30/2005 at 2:00pm
 10/30/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/4/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/5/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/6/2005 at 2:00pm
 11/6/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/11/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/12/2005 at 8:00pm
 11/13/2005 at 2:00pm
 11/13/2005 at 8:00pm

Theatre/Venue American Place Theatre 

520 8th Ave 22nd floor  New York

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