Undermain Theatre presents Jonah
Undermain Theatre presents the world premiere of Jonah by Len Jenkin, directed by Katherine Owens. Jonah is being developed in part with the assistance of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program.
Jonah is a rumination on the story of the man and the sea. Jonah’s a man on the run. He hops a Greyhound to Joppa and then grabs a cabin on the ocean-bound Carnival Princess. Drinking away his sorrows at the ship’s Grass Skirt Grill, the lounge band Sheila and the Lovetones play him into a stupor before he tumbles into the waves. Jenkin’s Jonah is a contemporary re-telling of the unfaithful servant; some love stories about the evil city of Ninevah, a Dairy Queen, and of course, the whale.
Hero of the avant-garde and long-time Undermain collaborator Jenkin returns with another Undermain/Jenkin world premiere following a long line of acclaimed award winning productions of Jenkin’s plays such as Poor Folk’s Pleasure, Margo Veil, Port Twilight, Time in Kafka, and Abraham Zobell’s Home Movie: Final Reel.