Capture Now - The Life and Death of a Rock n' Roll Prophet
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A Jewish family's tension between identity and spirituality boils over in Robin Russin's comedic drama The Face in the Reeds. When Christina's family gathers for its annual dinner celebrating Passover, it sparks a heated debate that moves between the true meaning of the holiday and starkly existential topics such as the value of life and the shadow of death that symbolically "passes over" their house. The cumulative effect is a poignant, frequently funny rumination on freedom, family, forgiveness, and what we owe to our faith, our past and or tribe in spite of what we actually believe. Learn More
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Featured review from Gadabout
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Very moving. However, I was a bit surprised to find out afterwards that it was not a true story for the performer but a tradegy involving his best friend. I felt a little deceived by this and think it should have been mentioned in the program.
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“A vivid coming-of-age tale.” —L.A. Weekly
“Capture Now is an extraordinary show. Capture it while you can!” —ReviewPlays.com
“Insightful and funny with shades of the greatness of Brighton Beach Memoirs.” —L.A. Splash Magazine
Written and performed by Josh Jonas. Directed by Paul Linke. Produced by Todd Casale, Lisa Marie Marschall and Mikey Myers for Red Head Productions and Ruskin Group Theatre.Capture Now
is a fictional entertainment suggested by real personalities and events. Because it is fiction, it should not be construed as biography or autobiography. It is, however, a captivating story that should be told.
Elijah is a Jewish teen living his adolescent years on Long Island. The two most important people in his life besides his parents are his much-younger kid brother, with whom he shares an extraordinary bond; and Jessica, the beautiful born-again Puerto Rican classmate who is his first love.
“Lije” and brother Ace share much together. Elijah inculcates Ace, to the extent possible, in his musical tastes of what’s cool. Their motto: “I wanna rock!” Ace, with exceptional precocity, teaches Lije what’s important by posing the most fundamental questions, i.e. “How do you capture Now?”
All characters in the show are performed by gifted actor and writer Josh Jonas. He was born and raised on Long Island, so he is familiar with the territory of which he writes. He wrote a previous play, “Elvis Savant.” His other credits include stage roles in “Belly Of The Whale” at Soho Rep and “Syria. America” at Greenwich St. Theatre, as well as film roles in “The Tides” and “Worn Like A Tattoo.”
Solo performance maven Paul Linke directs “Capture Now.” A professional actor for over 30 years, Linke starred in the feature films “Motel Hell,” “Grand Theft Auto,” “Parenthood,” and is best known for his regular role on the NBC-TV series “ChiPs.” He was the founder and original artistic director of the Powerhouse Theatre. Linke co-authored and directed Charles Nelson Reilly’s celebrated solo opus “Save It For The Stage.” Paul recently directed Ben Gazzara in the one-man play “Nobody Don’t Like Yogi” off-Broadway at The Lambs Theatre. Linke’s acclaimed show “Time Flies When You’re Alive” has been the October 2004 attraction at the Ruskin Group Theatre. He has also directed the much-praised “Caterpillar Soup,” soon to enter its third month at the Ruskin.