Who’s that lady? Wait, that’s no lady, that’s the Super-Essential Godhead, source of all being! And she wants Jonah to go to Nineveh. But how does he feel about it?
The Looking Glass Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of ASK SOMEONE ELSE, GOD, a surreal comedy about the prophet Jonah written by Kenneth Nowell and directed by Shari Johnson, as part of its exciting Fall 2009 lineup.
Ask Someone Else, God opens at The Looking Glass Theatre, 422 West 57th Street, on Wednesday, September 9. Performances are scheduled every Wednesday through S aturday at 8 p.m. and every Sunday at 5 p.m. through October 4.
About The Show:
Jonah is simultaneously God’s prophet and a burned-out businessman working through personal issues. Just as he’s finally escaped the clutches of dehumanizing urban life and the suffocation of a middle class lifestyle, God commands him to return to Nineveh with a message of repentance. Jonah journeys first away and then towards his destiny through a kaleidoscopic dreamscape that evokes the worlds of folktales, Kafka and the Marx Brothers. And there’s that whale part.
Notes from the Director:
Shari Johnson uses the rich musicality of composer/playwright Kenneth Nowell’s text to create a layered production. Along with the songs inherent in the script, (sailors sing sea chanteys, prophets chant prophesy), the ensemble cast creates a live soundscape using both voices and props. Imagine humming and hand drums, the snick of a spray can or jars of water to create the sounds of the sea. The stage will be transformed with bizarre and unusual props, everything from skeletons to children’s flotation toys. Ask Someone Else, God celebrates and explores the absurdities of life along with its difficult choices. Expect deep laughs and deeper thoughts.
Justine LambertArtistic Director
The Looking Glass Theatre