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Arts Uptown to Present Reading of 'No Exodus,' September 22

Epiphany Theater Company and Columbia University Arts Uptown present a reading of Sloan MacRae's new comedy "No Exodus" on Monday, September 22, at 8:00 p.m. in the Black Box Theater, 5th Floor, Alfred Lerner Hall (115th Street and Broadway).

MacRae takes the audience on a humorous ride through the stories of Moses, Adam, Abraham, David, and Jesus. In this production, a barefoot and stuttering Shepherd is approached by God and asked to go back to Egypt to confront the powerful Pharaoh. Armed with little more than the phrase, "I am that I am" he unhappily obliges.

This reading is your chance to see the play before it opens in November at the John Houseman Studio. Your voice and reaction could shape the final production.

Tickets are $5. For reservations call 212-854-4902. Seating is limited.

The Epiphany Theater Company, founded in 1999, is dedicated to providing a nurturing and professional artistic home to early career artists while working to make theater accessible to all. Past premiers include: "Another Round," a play by former police officer, J. Adam Russell, detailing the effects of a racially charged police shooting; "Spun: An Ancient Urban Myth" (written and choreographed by Zach Morris), a dance piece setting African, Aboriginal, and Creole mythology to rave music, and "Unreal City" (by Brigitte Viellieu-Davis, directed by Daniella Topol), which weaves autobiographical stories from The New York Times Magazine into a single tale of the interconnected lives of strangers in New York City.

Playwright Sloan MacRae has performed in "Obscene Jesters" (Epiphany Theater Company at Alfred Lerner Black Box Theatre and Immediate Theater Company at HERE) and readings by the Immediate Theater Company at Lincoln Center and the Phoenix Theatre in Washington D.C.; "Code Blue," reading by the Immediate Theater Company at HERE. His full-length play credits include: "Obscene Jesters," "Code Blue" and "Be All You Can Be."

Director Ken Kaissar's producing credits include: "A Ritual of Faith" and "Play It Again, Sam." His directing credits include: "Speed-the-Plow," "Forever Plaid," "Summer Tree" and "Play It Again, Sam." Kaissar has worked on the artistic staffs of the Florida Studio Theatre and the Goodman Theatre.

Arts Uptown provides small theatres space for one-night performances to cultivate new work and develop new audiences from the Columbia community. Arts Uptown also serves as a liaison to the Alliance of Resident Theatres of New York to promote student discount ticket programs and arts internship opportunities for Columbia students.

Published: Sep 19, 2003
Last modified: Sep 18, 2003

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