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Wright Opera House and UpStart Present Jericho, a New Play by Jack Canfora

Posted by Maria Ziemba on Wed, Mar 29, 2017 @01:11 PM

upstartlogo.jpgFocusing on plays that open minds to different mindsets, with energetic interactions and intelligent scripts, UpStart works to develop a connection in the community through theater. This April, TheWright Opera House is pleased to welcome an UpStart presentation of Jericho, a witty, hard hitting drama written by New York City playwright Jack Canfora.  Jericho is Mr. Canfora's third play, praised by the New York Times and the Star Tribune during its off Broadway run.

jericho-1.jpg"When Beth accepts her boyfriend’s invitation to Thanksgiving, she has no idea what she is stepping into. His witty, charming, troubled Jericho NY family will serve a nice turkey dinner, along with plenty of revelation, chaos and redemption. Everything is on the table in this funny and moving play about the things that tear us apart… and the things that help put us back together."

A talkback is planned after each show, so that the community can talk with all the actors, including Jack. He is looking forward to the experience. After a half dozen productions of the play nationally, he has, in his words, “itched to act again, itched to act in it.” He wrote the play about “how we lack a sense of community as a nation,” he said. “You know, after 9/11, we were united for about half an hour, and then we became more polarized than ever.”

 

 

Surely one of the best performances this year, Jericho is a drama that will move you and expand your perspective.

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