The Religion Thing: Premiere of a Contemporary Romantic Comedy
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The last date listed for The Religion Thing was Sunday January 29, 2012 / 7:30pm.
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A hit on Broadway when it debuted in 1975, the revered drama Yentl gets a thrilling new adaptation with a rousing rock-pop score by Jill Sobule, singer-songwriter of the original 1995 hit "I Kissed a Girl." Forbidden from studying the Talmud because of her gender, Yentl disguises herself as a man and sets out for a yeshiva. But when she falls in love, she must decide how far she's willing to go to protect her identity. Based on Isaac Bashevis Singer's classic Yiddish short story, Yentl the Yeshiva Boy, this powerful tale set in 19th-century Eastern Europe has inspired legions of artists, including Barbra Streisand, who transformed it into a powerful musical film in 1983. Learn More
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Featured review from lucia PollockRed Velvet
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This play was excellent, especially for a premiere. the fact that the playwright lives in DC area makes it even more special.
The issue of religion in relationships is more timely than ever and hasn't really been tackled in theater. Some scenes were very funnny and others were poignant. Evangelical Christianiity, through experiences of individuals, was represented in a very non-judgmental way.
Acting and directing were terrific.
Let's hope that this play will be produced again soon.
By Renee Calarco
Directed by Joe Calarco
Featuring Will Gartshore, Kimberly Gilbert, Liz Mamana, Joseph Thornhill and Chris Stezin.
Mo and Brian are a picture-perfect DC couple: they’re smart, they’re witty, and they have a beautifully remodeled kitchen. But when Mo’s best friend Patti announces she’s found Jesus and is putting her own career on hold, Mo must take a closer look at the harder truths surrounding her own marriage. A brand new comedy about relationships, faith and the fine line between compromise and regret.
This production is not recommended for audiences under age 17 due to explicit sexual content.