A Christian church, however progressive, is perhaps one of the most antithetical places to have a sexual awakening. That, or to have a fall from grace. But in Julia May Jonas's Your Own Personal Exegesis, both happen on a collision course at Redacted] Church in [Redacted], New Jersey. A lot of things are redacted in Exegesis besides the church's name — the last names of every character, for one, in the church bulletin we're provided alongside the show's regular program. It's the first indication...
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Julia May Jonas's Your Own Personal Exegesis is at Lincoln Center Theater in fall 2022. Check back for information on Your Own Personal Exegesis tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Your Own Personal Exegesis is a play set in a liberal church, following a group of congregants and staff who experience religious and erotic awakenings in the building's rooms. Brian seeks power, Addie seeks transformation, Beatrice seeks attention, and the youth pastor Kat seeks a connection with Chris, a parishioner. This comedic play shows where eroticism and ecstasy, of the religious and bodily varieties, cross.
LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater's program for emerging writers and new plays, presents the world premiere of Your Own Personal Exegesis off Broadway. The show is by Julia May Jonas, an author of books and plays whose other works include the novel Vladimir and the play Time and Motivation for Fitness. She also leads and creates work for her own theatre company, Nellie Tinder, including a five-play cycle titled All Long True American Stories that reframe classic plays about men.
Directing Your Own Personal Exegesis in New York is Annie Tippe, the Lucille Lortel Award-winning director of Octet at Signature Theatre. Brian Cavanagh-Strong wrote original music for the show; he also composed music for Jonas's All Long True American Stories plays.
Check back for information on Your Own Personal Exegesis tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
In the sanctuary, hallways and rec rooms of a liberal parish, Brian angles for power, Addie attempts transfiguration, and Beatrice battles with obscurity. Meanwhile Kat, the youth pastor, can’t stop gazing into the troubled eyes of her congregant Chris.
A new play by Julia May Jonas (author of Vladimir), YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXEGESIS is a bracingly funny and slyly devastating collision of coming-of-age eroticism and religious ecstasy.
November 25th, 2022
December 31st, 2022
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