Barefoot Theatre Company -- an Off-Broadway theater company now in its 12th season -- presents the New York premiere of Joseph Sousa's play TEETH OF THE SONS, currently in previews, with an official press opening set for April 27 at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street) in Manhattan. Nicole Haran directs.
In TEETH OF THE SONS, the last time Sam saw his brother Jake, they were cruising the streets of Brooklyn as one another's ultimate wing man, the inseparable young sons of a Greek father and Jewish mother. Sam returns to Brooklyn after a long absence and no family contact, in need of refuge for his pregnant girlfriend and himself. Upon his arrival, he is startled to find the fun-loving Jake transformed into a born-again Hassidic scholar. The homecoming incites a clash of brotherhood, divided family loyalties, and a revelation that beyond a love for their ailing grandmother, perhaps all they really share is a past which at least one brother is desperately trying to bury.
TEETH OF THE SONS received its award-winning, critically acclaimed world premiere in Portland, Oregon at the Re-Theatre Instrument. When it opened in fall of 2009, Marty Hughley of the Oregonian called it a "taut, thoroughly credible drama...first-rate." TEETH OF THE SONS won Portland's Drammy Award for Outstanding Play.
The cast of TEETH OF THE SONS includes Will Allen and Joseph Sousa, along with Casandera M.J. Lollar and Shayna Padovano.
For more information about TEETH OF THE SONS, visit www.barefoottheatrecompany.org
Photos by F. Solorzano
Will Allen and Casandera M.J. Lollar
Joseph Sousa and Will Allen
Joseph Sousa and Casandera M.J. Lollar