To find the title character of A Shylock, Jacob Levy interrogates every character in The Merchant of Venice, but a female Hamlet turns out to be his most reliable guide among the greatly varying impressions of the character
Using found, fabricated, and occasionally finagled text, the playwright explores the life of his grandfather Alexander S. Wiener, the co-discoverer of the Rh factor in blood, through interviews with his mother, a psychologist who recently retired due to a debilitating stroke.
Euripides' classic tragedy about Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter, Iphigenia, at the insistence of his soldiers, in an adaptation that emphasizes the theme of the power of the mob.
Four relative strangers are quarantined with a new disease that causes aphasia, the neurological disorder that takes away one's ability to use language, and are forced to find new ways to communicate.
The oldest living man survives every disaster in human history, with the help of his wife Serach, the oldest living woman, but when a doctor tells him he will only live until the end of the play, will this be his final curtain?
Edward Einhorn has written plays about neurology; picture books about math; adaptations of sci-fi novels; translations of French and Czech absurdists and of ancient Greek drama; puppet theater; modern Oz novels; explorations of economic theory; autobiographical found text dramas; midrashim on Jewish cultural icons; a libretto for an oratorio; and other texts of a less definable nature. He has also directed much of the above. Theater venues include La MaMa, 3LD Art & Technology Center, The Ohio, St. Ann's Warehouse, P.S. 122, the Walter Bruno Theater at Lincoln Center, The Brick, the Czech Embassy in Washington, and the Bohemian National Hall. He is also the Artistic Director of Untitled Theater Company #61 - a Theater of Ideas.
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The Velvet Oratorio [November 8, 2014]