The God of Isaac

 

 

It’s 1977 and a neo-Nazi group wants to stage a demonstration in the Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois. Isaac Adams, a second generation American Jew, wonders what his involvement should be – if anything. Determined to find the truth, Isaac journeys to find the meaning of his heritage, his relationships, and himself. 

The God of Isaac by James Sherman plays from August 3, 2016 through August 28, 2016 in the Gompertz Theatre. Subscriptions and Single Tickets are available online by clicking the links or by calling the FST Box Office at 941-366-9000. SUBSCRIBE NOW to the Mainstage Season and see three shows for as little as $39!

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2:00pm performances: reservations begin at 12:15pm
3:00pm performances: dining is available post-show
7:00pm performances: reservations begin at 5:15pm
8:00pm performances: reservations begin at 6:15pm
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The God of Isaac is a fascinating and complex look at identity and what it means to find our roots. Due to its connection to the 1977 controversy concerning neo-Nazis fighting to march through a largely Jewish suburb of Chicago the content is complex and rooted in the major questions of our humanity and identity. There is mild sexual suggestion and a few curse words, and given the intricacies of discussion of history and Jewish culture the play is best suited for high school students capable of understanding these themes and issues.

 

 

CREATIVE

Director  |  Kate Alexander
Scenic Designers  |  Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay
Costume Designer  |  Yuri Cataldo
Lighting Designer  |  Michael Pasquini

CAST

Isaac Adams  |  Sid Solomon*
Mrs. Joseph Adams  |  Marina Re*
Actor I  |  Eric Hoffmann*
Actor II  |  Kevin Cristaldi*
Actress I  |  Rebeca Miller*
Actress II  |  Rachel Moulton*

* Denotes member Actors’ Equity Association. The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


SID SOLOMON (Isaac Adams) FST debut. Off-Broadway: Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet (The Acting Company); The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It (NY Classical Theatre, Associate Artist). Regional: Guthrie Theater, Virginia Stage, Riverside Theatre, Florida Rep, Georgia Shakespeare, Florida Stage, Minneapolis’ Children’s Theatre, Mixed Blood Theatre. TV: Law & Order. Training: B.F.A., University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater; LaGuardia Arts High School. Sid is a proud member and National Councilor of Actors’ Equity Association. www.sidsolomon.com

MARINA RE (Mrs. Joseph Adams [Ma]) FST: Over the River, Last Romance, Our Son’s Wedding, Boleros for the Disenchanted, The Miamians. AWARDS: “Desert Star Award” (Master Class), IRNE (Holes), Boston’s “Best Performance of Year” (View from the Bridge, Present Laughter, North Shore Fish, Sisters Rosensweig, Marriage Fool), Boston Phoenix Award ”Favorite Local Actress”. She has over 100 credits Off-Broadway, OOB, Regional, Tours,and as company member of Boston Shakespeare Co., Gloucester Stage, Shear Madness, Merrimack Rep., National Theatre of the Deaf. FILM/TV: Woody Allen’s Irrational Man (with Emma Stone), Diane English’s The Women (with Bette Midler), Iris, Talking to God, Urban Relics. Nurse Jackie, New Amsterdam, and Primetime WWYD. marinare.info

ERIC HOFFMANN (Actor I - Hasid I, Steiger, Tailor, Lion, Rabbi Blumstein, Pickering, Dad) FST: Butler, Over the River and Through the Woods. A New York based actor, director, and teacher. Eric recently appeared as Bob Ewell in Orlando Shakespeare’s To Kill A Mockingbird. He also recently completed an amazing 3-year run as Officer Krupke in the 50th Anniversary World Tour of West Side Story. His regional credits include appearances at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre (3 seasons), Theatre Virginia, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, McCarter Theatre, and the St. Louis and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals. He spent nine seasons at Washington DC’s Shakespeare Theatre as a company member and instructor and his nine seasons with The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey include: appearing as Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, Don Armado in Love’s Labours Lost, and Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing. He has made numerous Law and Order appearances and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.

KEVIN CRISTALDI (Actor II - Hasid II, Huck, The JDL Member, Brando, Tin Man, Higgins, Tom Joad) is pleased to return to FST, where he appeared in Next Fall, Texas Romance, and Triumph of Love. Off-Broadway: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Masterworks), A Dish for the Gods (Lion Theatre), The Dirty Talk (Center Stage), and Message to Michael (Rattlestick Theatre). Regional: To Kill a Mockingbird (Cincinnati Playhouse), When I Come to Die (Kansas City Rep), The Last Station (Vermont Stage). Television: Criminal Minds, Gilmore Girls, Numbers, Medium, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

REBECA MILLER (Actress I - Chaya, Dorothy, Isaac’s Mother, Ma Joad) Rebeca is thrilled to be making her debut with FST. Regional: Noises Off (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis), As You Like It (Cincinnati Playhouse). Touring: Charlotte’s Web (Theatreworks USA), The Tempest (Hampton Shakespeare Festival). New York: Hamlet 10 (New York Shakespeare Exchange), The White Stag Quadrilogy (Dixon Place), The King’s Whore (Walkerspace), The Battle of Spanktown (NY Fringe Festival). Rebeca has appeared in many short films, and is currently starring in the award winning web-series The Chanticleer. NYU: BFA. www.RebecaMiller.com.

RACHEL MOULTON (Actress II - Shelley, Scarecrow, Eliza) Was last seen here on the Gompertz stage this spring playing Lily in Alabama Story. Previously at FST: The Columnist (regional premiere) and the rolling world premiere of Jericho. OFF-BROADWAY/NEW YORK: In a Tilted Place (IRT), Sex Tips For Straight Women from a Gay Man (777 Theatre), Philip Goes Forth (The Mint) and This Side of Paradise (St.Clements). REGIONAL: The Book Club Play (Virginia Stage Co.), One Slight Hitch (Florida Rep.), Pioneer Theatre Company: Black Comedy and RENT, My Fair Lady (JW Engeman Theatre), Midsummer (Penn. Shakes), Finding Nemo: The Musical (WDW). Several commercials, most notably as the spokesperson for Office Depot. TRAINING: Interlochen Arts Academy and Syracuse University, B.F.A. www.rachelmoulton.com @rachelmoulton

KATE ALEXANDER (Director) is the Associate Director of FST and the Founder of the FST Theatre School. Ms. Alexander has directed numerous productions and premieres on the FST stages including Alabama Story; Outside Mullingar; Over The River And Through The Woods; Chapatti; Dancing Lessons; Becoming Dr. Ruth; Freud’s Last Session; Thurgood; South Beach Babylon; The Columnist; Talley’s Folly; Jericho; Next Fall; The Savannah Disputation; Ghost- Writer; Two Jews Walk into a War...; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Sylvia; Shotgun; The Miamians; Brooklyn Boy; The Exonerated; Wit; Proof; Lobby Hero; and Ten Unknowns. Ms. Alexander has also been a resident actress for the past 20 years. Some of her leading roles were seen in the plays: Edward Albee’s The Goat; Filumena; Master Class; Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, The Occupant, The Play About the Baby; Golda’s Balcony; and Taking Shakespeare. Ms. Alexander is the recipient of numerous acting, directing, and public service awards, including FAER, She Knows Where She’s Going Award (Girls, Inc.), The Woman of Light Award, National Council of Jewish Women, The Woman of Power Award, the Sarasota County Arts Leadership Award, Education Award, Sarasota Manatee Jewish Federation, and most recently The Unity Award. She is also the co-author of The Animated Short, co-authored by Karen Sullivan now in its 3rd edition. 

ROY JOHNS (Stage Manager) is pleased to be back for another season at FST. He has had an exciting and varied career both on stage and behind the scenes from Tokyo Disneyland to the White House. Past credits at FST include The Roommate; The Fabulous Lipitones; Alabama Story; Outside Mullingar; One Man, Two Guvnors; The Hound of the Baskervilles; Chapatti; Hairspray; and Taking Shakespeare.

MORIAH & ISABEL CURLEY-CLAY (Scenic Designers) Moriah and Isabel are award winning scenic designers who’s theatrical work can be seen on regional stages across the U.S.. Past designs at FST include The Fabulous Lipitones; Alabama Story; Outside Mullingar; Butler; Taking Shakespeare; Chapatti; Inspired Lunacy; Dancing Lessons; Hairspray; and One Man, Two Guvnors. Isabel and Moriah’s industrial design work includes groups such as The World of Coke, Orange, and West Quoddy Head National Park Visitors Center.  They were recently featured in American Theater Magazine’s Roll Call, 7 Theatrical People To Watch. Isabel and Moriah are resident scenic designers at Horizon Theatre, Artistic Associates at Theatrical Outfit and members of United Scenic Artists Local 829. 

YURI CATALDO (Costume Designer) Costume designs include Over the River and Through the Woods (FST), Wilde Salome (independent film written/staring Al Pacino), Boleros for the Disenchanted (Yale Rep – World Premiere), Edward II (Yale New Theatre), La Boheme (West Bay Opera), and Street Corner Summer of Love (Foxwoods Casino). Set Designs include King Lear, A Christmas Carol, Kiss Me Kate, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. M.F.A.- Yale School of Drama; Independent study -The Juilliard School; B.A- Indiana University. 

MICHAEL PASQUINI (Lighting Designer) previously designed A Marvelous Party for FST. His designs have been seen locally at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, The Players Theatre, Manatee Players, Venice Theatre, American Stage and the former Banyan Theater Company where he designed The Amish Project which played Off-Broadway at the Sheen Center in NYC this past October. He is the associate lighting designer for the Utah Shakespeare Festival and the assistant lighting designer for the Sarasota Opera.

 

 

The Gompertz Theatre is located on the corner of First Street and Cocoanut Avenue inside of The Hegner Theatre Wing. For GPS purposes use the address of 1265 First Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

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