THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CRYSTAL FIELD
A new play by Tom Attea
April 14 – May 1, 2022
Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 8 PM, Sunday @ 3 PM
Tickets $18, Students and Seniors $15
Dr. Alexander Morgan is a Nobel-Prize winning research chemist and professor at a medical school, who has, in his words, put himself in the service of life. It’s his religion. Bret Wilmont is a brilliant medical student, who Dr. Morgan invites to be his lab assistant. Bret hesitates, because he’s the son of a Fundamentalist Christian pastor, and the rumor on campus is that Dr. Morgan is an atheist. When he finds out what Dr. Morgan believes, he has a hard time finding fault with it. When Bret meets Dr. Morgan’s daughter, he’s attracted to her. She’s also attracted to him, but her beliefs are similar to her father’s. Bret’s life complicates even more. One reason is that he’s already engaged to his high-school sweetheart, who is a devout member of his father’s church.
Quote selected by the playwright:
From Principles of Social Reconstruction by Bertrand Russell, written in the wake of the mayhem of World War I.“New thought will be required… The world has need of a philosophy, or a religion, which will promote life…. Through the spectacle of death, I acquired a new love for what is living.”
Writer: Tom Attea
Director: Mark Marcante*
Asst. Director & Casting: Danielle Hauser
Incidental Music Composer: Arthur Abrams
Set Design: Mark Marcante*
Light Design: Alexander Bartenieff
Sound Design: Roy Chang
Props & Costume Design: Lytza Colón
Stage Manager: Natasha Velez
*Appear courtesy of Actors Equity Association
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