May 5, 7, 12, 14 at 7:30pm and May 15 at 3:00pm

Only at the John Waldron Art Center's Rose Firebay

Anna Ziegler's The Wanderers, directed by Martha Jacobs,

IU Theatre Adjunct Faculty Member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starring:

Minka Wiltz

Grant Goodman*

Isabelle Gardo

Bobby Ayala Perez

 Jen Johansen*

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

Plot synopsis

Esther and Schmuli are Orthodox Jews embarking on an arranged marriage, despite barely knowing each other. Abe and Julia are high-profile celebrities embarking on a dangerously flirtatious correspondence, despite being married to other people. On the surface, the lives of these two couples couldn’t be more different. But Anna Ziegler’s funny, insightful, and mysterious new drama explores the hidden connections between seemingly disparate people, drawing audiences into an intriguing puzzle and a deeply sympathetic look at modern love.

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Press Release for The Wanderers

Brought to you by the Jewish Theatre of Bloomington, Anna Ziegler’s The Wanderers is coming to The John Waldron Arts Center starting May 5th for 5 performances only!!!

 

WHAT: The Wanderers

WHEN: May 5, 7, 12, 14, 15

WHERE:  The Rose Firebay at The John Waldron Arts Center 

 

TICKETS:   

BCT Box Office

114 E. Kirkwood Avenue

812-323-3020

bctboxoffice.org 

 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Directed by IU Theatre adjunct faculty member Martha Jacobs, The Wanderers will make its Midwest premiere in Bloomington with performances beginning May 5th!!

 

The Wanderers takes a thoughtful look at the sacred bond of marriage.  The story follows two disparate couples, one dealing with adjusting to an arranged marriage, the other dealing with the threat of infidelity.  Their restlessness, and their wanderings lead them to make choices that change everything not only for themselves but also for the people who love them.

 

The cast consists of talented actors from near and far!  Recent IU Theatre MFA grad, Isabelle Gardo joins the cast from Los Angeles.  Playing opposite her is, Bobby Ayala Perez, 3rd year IU MFA grad student.   Minka Wiltz is a native of Atlanta, Georgia and is now living and performing in Bloomington. Jen Johansen is an Indianapolis based actor and is a member of Indiana Shakespeare company.  She has extensive regional credits including the Indiana Repertory Theatre.  Grant Goodman is an actor, director, playwright, and voice over artist with national and international credits in stage, film, and television.

 

The Wanderers is the 2018 award winner of the Blanche and Irving Laurie Theatre Visions Fund and was the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award.  Produced originally at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, The Wanderers received glowing notices.  

 

“The Wanderers is that rare play worth seeing twice, with a plot to ruminate on for a lifetime.” — Washington City Paper

 

“A thoughtful and emotional look at relationships…Keeps raising the emotional stakes… [Will leave you] contemplative and hopeful.” — Broadway World

 

“One of the best written, most clever, and tightly constructed plays I have seen this year…Reminiscent of Tom Stoppard’s brilliant 1993 drama Arcadia…The Wanderers should not be missed.”  — Entertainment Today

 

This production marks the Jewish Theatre’s long-awaited return to live onstage theatre, after two years of producing virtual theatre.

 

Don’t miss the Midwest premiere of The Wanderers, only at The John Waldron Arts Center’s Rose Firebay.

 

May 5th, 7th, 12th, and 14th at 7:30pm and May 15th at 3pm.

The John Waldron Arts Center

122 S Walnut St., Bloomington, IN  47404

For tickets, please visit https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1121117.

More information can be found on our website at https://www.jewishtheatrebloomington.com/.

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