Season

Spring 2022

Past Events

June 12, 2022
June 10, 2022
June 10, 2022

Venue

Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 West 129th Street
New York, NY 10027
(enter on 125th Street, west of Broadway)

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a staged reading

Friday, June 10 @ 2:30 pm
Friday, June 10 @ 8 pm
Sunday, June 12 @ 2:30 pm

 

by Jacob K. Robinson
Directed by Joan Sergay

 

It’s the first week of advent at a megachurch in Texas and a congregant’s baby has died. Mike, the head pastor, is praying for resurrection. Tess, the worship pastor, is praying for release. Gideon, her husband, is just trying to help. And they’re all barely holding on. The Lark Ascending is a play about reckoning with a garden overrun with vines, about bolstering and faltering faith, about darkness and light and how, in the end, they might be the same thing.

Run Time

115 minutes

 

Cast

Hannah Shealy – TESS
Nick Saxton – GIDEON
Calum Bedborough – MIKE

 

Creative Team

Playwright / Sound Designer Jacob K Robinson
Director Joan Sergay
Dramaturg Kate Foster Vishniakova
Scenic Designer Corey Umlauf
Stage Manager Drewe Goldstein
Producer Connor Scully
Assistant Producer Michael Lee

 

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About the Artist

Jacob K Robinson is a playwright from Texas. He likes a good pair of Levi’s and mowing the lawn. He writes plays about buildings, astronauts, swimming pools, surgeons, gold mines, Texas bars, and churches. He is doing his best.

the lark ascending poster