NEW YORK PREMIERE OF ESAI'S TABLE
JAG Productions & Cherry Lane Theatre Co-Production
March 19 - April 25
Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce St, New York NY 10014
In ESAI'S TABLE, destiny meets eternity for three young black men atop an ancient magical table in this mythic tale of black lives, friendship, family, and love.
This beautiful show transports audience and characters on a mystical journey in which we experience the lives of three young Black men, and redefine what it means to be human. The vision to do a world premiere in the Upper Valley for the community that nurtured and supported its development will come to life in October 2019 at Briggs Opera House in White River. The play will subsequently transfer Off-Broadway to the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. Esai's Table will mark a pivotal moment for JAG as it's first world premiere, first Off-Broadway transfer, and first co-production.
Esai's Table was originally developed and presented in Cherry Lane’s Mentor Project 2017, mentored by Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Gurigis.
Written by Nathan Yungerberg
Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb
Starring: Dimitri Carter, Curtiss Cook Jr., Marcus Gladney Jr., and Benton Greene
Set Design by David Goldstein
Costume Design by Celeste Jennings
Lighting Design by Kate McGee
Sound Design by Brian Hickey
Projections by Daniel Kotlowitz
Casting by Kate Murray
Animations by Patience Lekien (illustrator) in partnership with the DALI Lab at Dartmouth College