Monday, June 20, 2016

Review of Exagoge

THEATRE: Exagoge – The World Premier of an Ancient Play – Review (Rabbi John Rosove's Blog).
Exagoge is an intelligent play, one that makes you think and that pierces the heart. When I left, there was much to consider anew about both the ancient story of the Exodus and those same themes as applied to the contemporary world.

Michael Skloff’s music is haunting with no instrumental accompaniment except a rhythmic drum beat and the non-verbal singing of the teen choir. One of the actors suddenly breaks from her monologue and chants the Torah trope from the first chapter of Genesis creation story.
It sounds a bit postmodern for my taste, but the ancient Alexandrians may have felt the same about Ezekiel's play. Cross-file under Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Watch. Background on this production is here. Follow the links there for past posts on the ancient play.