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2013 Tamar of the River
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 7:30PM
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave.
Enter at East 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves
Take the N/R to 23rd and walk East on 25th. Or, take the 6 train to 23rd Street, walk northeast to 25th and Lexington.
Music and Book by Marisa Michelson
Book and Lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen
Directed by Daniel Goldstein
Choreographed by Chase Brock
TAMAR OF THE RIVER is a compelling and innovative music theater work inspired by the Biblical story of Tamar and Judah. In a war-torn world, where East and West are divided by a River red with blood, one young woman is called to raise her voice. As Tamar sets out single-mindedly in pursuit of peace, she journeys to a foreign land, finding a new family and unexpected love. Each decision that brings her closer to her goal also becomes a choice she struggles to accept.
Tamar and Judah grapple with powerful questions that resonate deeply in today’s world. Cohen and Michelson bring to life a tale that illuminates moral challenges through a score influenced by Middle Eastern, Jewish, Asian music and pre-Western chanting.
“Tamar has courage. Tamar is something new.” — Adam Guettel