Quest Theatre Ensemble presents the world premiere musical, The People's Passion Play, which chronicles the creation of the universe and key Biblical events through the Passion and Resurrection. The musical is written by award-winning, Chicago-based Playwright/Director/Puppeteer Andrew Park with original music by Scott Lamps. Performances run Feb. 22 through March 31st at the Blue Theater located at 1609 West Gregory (one block south of Bryn Mawr and Ashland). The production is suitable for all audiences of all ages and is free to the public. Donations are encouraged. For reservations and more information visit www.questensemble.com, email email@example.com or call 312-458-0895.
Follow a folk trio on an entertaining, humorous and ultimately moving journey through time as they belt old hymns, spirituals and folk tunes in the great American tradition. The People's Passion Play is sure to delight the entire family with its memorable music. Audiences will be captivated by Quest's signature use of large-scale puppetry.
Quest Ensemble member and playwright Andrew Park sees the production as both timely and accessible. Park said, "The People's Passion Play can only matter if is relevant to our current lives. In the past, Passion plays have connected people to a shared, spiritual past, and they've invited folks to consider their present political circumstances. The People's Passion Play is a celebration of how we have come together historically and suggests how we could come together today. "
The People's Passion Play cast includes Quest Theatre Ensemble Members Aimee Bass, David Esposito and David Issac Leef, guest artists include Amy Leigh Abelson, Andrew Coil, Rachel Copel, Erin Daly, Billy Dawson, Ashley Echevarria, Ryan Gaffney, Sarah Jordan, Mike Mazzocca, Pete Navis, Amber Lee Olivier, Kirk Osgood, Rayme Silverberg, Lindsey Spencer and Meredith Reynolds.
The People's Passion Play is directed by Quest Theatre Ensemble Member James T. Scott III with scenic design by Quest Ensemble Member Nick Rupard, puppetry design by Quest Ensemble Members Nick Rupard and Luke Verkamp, musical direction by Tobi Mattingly, scenic art by Quest Ensemble Member Julie Taylor, lighting design by Tommy Nolan, costume design by Staci Weigum, sound design by Travis Karpak, production management by Jason Bowen and stage management by Mark Abrahamson.
Quest Theatre Ensemble's musical, The People's Passion Play runs Feb. 22 through March 31st at the Blue Theater located at 1609 West Gregory (one block south of Bryn Mawr and Ashland). Performance times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. For reservations and more information visit www.questensemble.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 312-458-0895.