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"Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play "

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mark Wing-Davey, director of “Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play,” and T. Ryder Smith, who plays Queen Elizabeth, Hitler and Ronald Reagan, discuss the play.

The play was inspired by the historic festivals that staged the death and resurrection of Christ. It transports audiences to 16th century England, Nazi Germany and Spearfish, South Dakota in 1984. “Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play” is playing at the Irondale Center through June 5.

Guests:

T. Ryder Smith and Mark Wing-Davey

Comments [3]

Terry Greiss from Brooklyn, NY

The Irondale Ensemble, a 27 year old permanent company of artists has leased the space from the church for 20 years. Irondale did the 3-million dollar renovation to turn the former Sunday School into a flexible, easily transformable theater. It is on church property but it is not a part of the church. Irondale is completely independent of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church.

May. 24 2010 02:56 PM
roberta from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

The theater used to be the school connected to the church. I believe the church sold the space so it would have funds to restore its beautiful building.

May. 24 2010 01:26 PM

What an interesting sequence of interviews today.

May. 24 2010 01:18 PM

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