Angel Reapers, created by Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry, directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke

Overview

Featuring traditional Shaker songs and a stunning mix of modern dance and actual Shaker movements, Angel Reapers captures the soul of the Shakers, an early American religious sect, which sought to connect with God through ecstatic ritual and strict celibacy. While the congregants strive desperately to maintain divine purity, the needs of the flesh threaten to take hold. With text by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry, this wildly theatrical collage about the glorious love of the divine and the overwhelming desire for human connection marks the return to Signature of Residency Five playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Martha Clarke.

Pictured above: The cast of Angel Reapers by Martha Clarke. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Dates
February 2 - March 20, 2016
Running Time
75 minutes, no intermission
Venue
The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre
Residency

ANGEL REAPERS TRAILER

Cast

Sister Agnes Renard
Sophie Bortolussi
Brother William Lee
Nicholas Bruder
Sister Hannah Cogswell
Asli Bulbul
Sister Mary Chase
Ingrid Kapteyn
Brother Valentine Rathburn
Rico Lebron
Sister Grace Darrow
Gabrielle Malone
Sister Susannah Farrington
Lindsey Dietz Marchant
Mother Ann Lee
Sally Murphy
Brother Jabez Stone
Matthew Oaks
Brother David Darrow
Andrew Robinson
Brother Moses
Yon Tande

Creative

Scenic Design
Marsha Ginsberg
Costume Design
Donna Zakowska
Lighting Design
Christopher Akerlind
Sound Design
Samuel Crawford
Sound Design
Arthur Solari
Production Stage Manager
B. Bales Karlin

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