3GRACES THEATER COMPANY presentsthe first NYC revival and 10th Anniversary Production of AS IT IS IN HEAVENby Arlene Hutton (The Nibroc Trilogy, Running), directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser (The Countess). AS IT IS IN HEAVEN is now playing a limited engagement at the Cherry Lane Studio (38 Commerce Street, NYC). The play is running in rep with GraceNotes presents At the Corner of Faith and Reasontwo World Premiere One-Acts commissioned by 3Graces about faith, Dissonance by Craig Pospisil, directed by Jim Elliot and Parent Teacher by Sharyn Rothstein, directed by Kel Haney. Performances continue through Saturday, June 11.
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN is “a moving portrayal of upheaval caused when the utopian existence of an 1830’s Shaker community in Kentucky is threatened by the arrival of ‘newcomers’ claiming to see angels.”—The Herald
The arrival of Fanny upsets the community's harmony and routine, and her visions reignite their once dramatic form of worship. But the devout Eldress Hannah, who has lived her entire life preparing to walk with angels, finds her leadership threatened and needs proof, no matter the cost to her own soul. Hymns sung a cappella punctuate the scenes of the play, which ends with a joyful explosion of Shaker singing and ecstatic dance.
The production features costume design by Shelley Norton and Veneda Truesdale, and lighting design by Joshua Scherr. John D. Ivy is the sound designer, Josh Wunderlich is the set designer and technical director, Phillip Bettencourt is the musical director, Maxine Kern is the dramaturg and Gary Adamsen* is the production stage manager.
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN plays the following schedule through Saturday, June 11:
Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Fridays at 7 p.m.
Saturdays at 3 p.m. on 5/21 and 6/4
Saturdays at 7 p.m. (no performance on 6/4)
Tickets are $18 and are now available online at www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Tickets may also be purchased in-person at the theater box office ½ hour prior to performance.
Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
As It Is In Heaven is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York and is not a production of the Cherry Lane Theatre.
On June 4th there will be a performance Sat at 7 and no matinee.
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