In her third production at JACK, playwright Amina Henry shares a ghost story, with songs, about a homeless man who is approached in the park by the ghost of a murdered prostitute. The ghost enlists him on a quest to find her remains so that her grieving mother can finally bury her and move past her mourning. HUNTER JOHN AND JANE approaches trauma, mental illness and violence towards women in a whimsical way, giving the audience the opportunity to engage with difficult topics through poetic language as well as through a rich musical and visual landscape. With this play, Henry re-imagines what a love story can be, re-imagines what a musical can be, and proposes a world in which all lost or missing individuals are worthy of being found.
Written by Amina Henry * directed by Sash Bischoff * Featuring: Jane Bradley* Erin Cherry* Ugo Chukwu* Carolyn Holding * Bob Jaffe* Daniel Kubrick * Madeline McCray * Jenson Smith * Appearing Courtesy of Actors Equity Association * stage management by Joel Andrew Cote * set design by Brett Banakis * lighting design by Jamie Roderick * sound design by Andy Evan Cohen * costume design by David Crowley * puppetry James Ortiz * music composition Jared Saltiel * fight choreography Esco Jouléy
Where: JACK * 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Brooklyn, NY * (btwn Fulton St & Atlantic Ave) * When: Thurs – Sat, August 2 – August 18, 2018 @ 8 pm * Tickets: $18 * CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
The New York Times calls Amina Henry’s work “consistently intriguing!”
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