A World Premiere
When Sarah’s husband, Ian, an evolutionary biologist, is struck by lightning and suffers a near-death experience, he develops an obsession with music. This strange new twist in their ordered lives sends them to seek answers from others about the ways in which people transform, and whether a marriage can endure monumental change. Four lives unexpectedly entwine as they wrestle with the mysteries of the human mind and heart, the alchemy of the creative process, and that single spark that can change it all.
Creation was commissioned by Yale Rep and was part of the O’Neill Theatre Center’s Playwrights Conference in 2010 and the 2010 PLAY/ground New Play Festival at Boston Court.
In the cast: Johnathan McClain, Deborah Puette, Ethan Rains, Adam Silver
Crew: Francois-Pierre Couture (Set Design), Kate Bergh (Costume Design), Bruno Louchouarn (Original Music & Sound Design), Andrew Hungerford (Lighting Design), Adam Flemming (Projection Design), Jenny Smith (Prop Design), Michael Donovan, CSA (Casting), Luke Kanter (Assistant Director), Alyssa Escalante (Production Stage Manager).
Illuminations - An ongoing series using the theatrical performance as a catalyst for discussion.
Illuminations on Performance: Sunday October 14 & Thursday November 1 - A post-show discussion with actors from Creation.
Illuminations on Design: Thursday, October 25 -A post-show discussion with designers from Creation.
Illuminations On Artistic Direction: Sunday, October 28 - A post-show discussion with Co-Artistic Directors Jessica Kubzansky and Michael Michetti.
Illuminations On Theme: Sunday, November 4 - A pre-show discussion on themes resonating in the production. This discussion begins 45 minutes prior to the 2pm show time.
Illuminations on Direction: Thursday, November 8 - A post-show discussion with Michael Michetti, director of Creation.
LiveWired: Thursday, October 18. A post-show party featuring complimentary pizza and beer in the lobby.
Late Nite Salon: Fridays, October 19 & 26 November 2 & 9 - Want something to do after you see the show? Stay and talk about the play over a compimentary glass of wine with some of the production's creative people.
Economic Stimulus for Theatre Lovers: Sunday, October 21 - All tickets $5. No advance sales, cash or check only at the door. Availability is limited. Tickets go on sale when the lobby opens at 1pm.