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Published on Aug 10, 2016
Playwrights Local Presents A World Premiere
TO THE ORCHARD
Written by Les Hunter Directed by Dale Heinen
June 11, 2016 Cleveland, Ohio
College student Rachel Bergman reveals her sexual identity to her Orthodox Jewish father, who also is struggling with his own hidden past. In coming to terms with each other–and themselves–the pair must reconcile the conflicting pulls of tradition and individual desire. To the Orchard takes place in Brooklyn in the recent past, but incorporates dreamlike visits to turn-of-the-century England and the lost Jewish Eastern Europe. The spirits of Robert Plant and Virginia Woolf add a touch of magic realism to this intimate work about making mistakes, coming clean, and the power of history and family.
CAST Kelsey Angel Baehrens (Rachel Bergman/August Belmont) Andrea Belser (Tracie Braggs/Virginia Woolf) Robert Branch (Simcha Bergman) Michael Regnier (Rabbi Isidore/Robert Plant)
CREATIVE TEAM Set Design: Laura Carlson Tarantowski Lighting Design: Jonathan Maag Sound Design: Daniel McNamara Costume Design: Inda Blatch-Geib Projection Design: T. Paul Lowry Props: Heather K. Pederson Carpentry: Paul Kit Stage Manager: Megan Mingus Assistant Director: Eric James Dahl Production Manager: Francesca Mamlin