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Book of Esther

  • The Alchemical Studios 104 East 14th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Within the confines of an Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, a new generation of women is pushing the boundaries. Esther grew up in a loving and religious family, but she is seventeen now and can feel a larger world outside her own. Will her questioning take her too far to come home?

Brooke Shilling (Esther)
Allie Wing (Avigail)
Meridith Jones (Mother)
Mark Singer (Tateh/Mr. Freundel)
Xandra Clark (Queen Esther/Activist)
Chris Ogren (Hipster)

Directed by Lauren Z. Adleman
Written by Gina Stevensen

December 8th & 9th at 7:30PM
The Lab at Alchemical Studios (104 W 14th St)

Book of Esther marks the fourth and final installment of The Joust Theatre Company's Workshop Series 2017: An Examination of Identity. An Examination of Identity is a workshop series of four new plays that explore identity, belonging, and the responsibility we have to raise our unique voices amidst adversity. Previous installments are "q u e r e n c i a: an imagined autobiography about forbidden fruits" by Benjamin Benne, "Incorruptible: The Tragical Historie of Maximilien Robespierre" by Jacob Marx Rice, and "Naked: What Women and Their Bodies Represent to America" by Clinnesha Dillon Sibley. 

The Joust Theatre Company is an artistic ensemble determined to produce relevant, sensitive, and fearless work that captivates audiences by capturing the spirit of facing challenges great and small. For more information,

Earlier Event: October 13
Upcoming Off-Broadway Show
Later Event: May 5
Black Coffee - Brunch Theatre