jakub | October 10, 2023

John Turturro, Elizabeth Marvel, Jason Kravits Star in New Group World Premiere of Sabbath’s Theater Beginning October 10

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John Turturro, Elizabeth Marvel, Jason Kravits Star in New Group World Premiere of Sabbath's Theater Beginning October 10

Turturro and Ariel Levy penned the stage adaptation of the Philip Roth novel.

John Turturro, Elizabeth Marvel, and Jason Kravits

The New Group‘s world premiere of Sabbath’s Theater,
adapted from the Philip Roth novel by John Turturro and Ariel Levy, begins October 10.

Launching the company's 2023-2024 season, performances are scheduled through December 3 at The Pershing Square Signature Center's Romulus
Linney Courtyard Theatre. Opening night Off-Broadway is November 2.

Directed by Jo Bonney (Cost of Living), the cast features Turturro (Severance, The Night Of, Life (x) 3) as Mickey Sabbath, Elizabeth Marvel (Other Desert Cities, Homeland, House of Cards) as Drenka, with additional roles played by Jason Kravits (Relatively Speaking, The Practice, Off the Top!).

Sabbath's Theater follows disgraced puppet maker Mickey
Sabbath, whose secret life of debauchery comes to an end as
he plunges into increasingly mad and maddening
encounters with people from his past.

Co-adapters Levy and Turturro said in an earlier statement, “What drew us to adapting the
filthiest of Philip Roth’s novels? Its morality. Its tenderness. Its
comic intensity. The deep exploration of our human frailties, our
repulsiveness, our vulnerability, our grief, our contradictions, and our
capacity for love.”

The production also has choreography by Kelly Devine,
scenic and costume design by Arnulfo Maldonado, lighting design by Jeff
Croiter, sound design by Mikaal Sulaiman, projection design by Alex Basco Koch, shadow puppet design by Erik Sanko, wig and makeup design by J. Jared Janas, dialect coaching by Kate Wilson, and casting by Judy Henderson.
The production stage manager is Valerie A. Peterson, and the assistant
stage manager is Stephen Michael Varnado.

Published in 1995, Sabbath's Theater won that year’s National Book Award and was a finalist for the 1996 Pulitzer Prize.

The world premiere is produced by The New Group with Karen Brooks Hopkins.

Click here for ticket information.

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