photos: Jim Baldassare; graphic: ALRdesign.com
BY HEIDI SCHRECK
DIRECTED BY LEIGH SILVERMAN
FAITH IS TRICKY
After being pestered by devils for more than half a year, Margery Kempe is liberated from her torment by a vision of Jesus Christ in purple robes
Visions are hard to come by, even in 1401. Can we trust the new Margery, with the fasting and the weeping and the chastity fixation? Can a woman of insatiable appetites just up and audition for sainthood?
Contemporary and medieval imaginations collide in Heidi’s very funny, a little bit scary new play about faith and its messengers.
OCTOBER 27 – NOVEMBER 21 2009
CO-PRODUCED WITH PAGE 73 PRODUCTIONS
SOFIA JEAN GOMEZ
“[An] absorbing new play … at once lighthearted and serious. “ — The New York Times
“Makes religious fanaticism look like a lot of fun. Some wonderful performances, too—in particular, those of Gomez, Goldstein, and Shamos—add to the high energy.” — The New Yorker
“Championship acting…. Schreck’s script has narrative simplicity, contemporary zing and lyrical flights of startling loveliness.” – Time Out New York
“The scenes fly beautifully by — a tribute to Silverman’s assured direction and the almost hypnotic unity of Rachel Hauck’s austere wooden sets and Matt Frey’s soft-wattage candle lighting.” — Variety