Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Spotlighters Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of JUDY & THE GENERAL

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JUDY & THE GENERAL
a new musical comedy by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
stage & musical direction  - Michael W. Tan
stage management    - Felix Cooke
creative support   - Sherrionne Brown

WHEN: June 29 - July 29, 2018   Fri & Sat at 8pm / Sun at 2pm
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults:  $22;  Seniors:  $20;   Students & Military:  $18
Order your tickets online at www.spotlighters.org
Running Time:  2 hours  
There is ONE Intermission.
TEN SPOT THURSDAY:  July 5 - 8:00pm  (ALL Tickets just $10)
TALK BACK with Playwright, Director & Cast:  July 15 - immediately following performance

Based on The Book of Judith, a deuterocanonical book, included in the Septuagint and the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christian Old Testament of the Bible, but excluded from Jewish texts and assigned by Protestants to the Apocrypha, Judy and the General is Rosemary Toohey's hilarious new musical about the biblical Judith and the powerful general Holofernes. Her image is in museums and churches all over the world.  Hundreds of artists through the years have depicted a young woman in the act of beheading a bearded general. 

​It’s not often that women are seen as heroes in the Bible, but among the handful of strong female characters, Judith is a standout.  Intelligent, devout and resolute, she ingeniously uses her feminine wiles to outwit the mighty Holofernes, thereby saving her people from destruction.  It’s a classic match between the forces of good and evil.

The story of a woman who takes it upon herself to save her town from impending destruction, and the indecision of the male dominated leadership!

CAST: Kellie Podsednik, Kay-Megan Washington, Richard Greenslit, Wayne Ivusich, ​and Rob Wall

CREATIVE TEAM

  • Stage Direction - Michael W. Tan
  • Musical Direction - Michael W. Tan
  • Stage Manager - Felix Cooke
  • Lighting Designer - Fuzz Roark
  • Set/Scenic Art Designer - Alan Zemla
  • Costume Supervisor - Julia Golbey
  • Special Props/Effects - Meaghan Toohey
  • Fuzz Roark - Executive Director