Written By: Miki Bone
Directed by: Dean Nolen
November 22- December 15, 2013
CTD is excited to produce the regional premiere of Division Avenue, a play written by Dallas native, Miki Bone. This production recently premiered in New York City at the Midtown International Theatre Festival where it won nine awards, including Outstanding New Play, Best Director, and Outstanding Production of a Play. We are thrilled to welcome Dean Nolen (who directed the play in NYC) and Miki Bone to CTD!
About the play:
Tradition is the life’s blood of the Hasidic Jewish community in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. But that tradition can also be suffocating.
DIVISION AVENUE explores the gap between identity and ideals. This funny, provocative play tells the story of Efraim, a widowed Hasidic man, who seeks out a new world beyond Williamsburg only to find himself caught by the new technology of cell phone tracking. The action of the play unfolds amidst a legal battle over the removal of bicycle pathways of Williamsburg that pits the ultra-orthodox Hasidim against yuppies and hipsters. As Efraim tries to help his parents confront the encroachment of the modern world on their religious sanctuary, he must conceal his own efforts to break free of tradition and seek a new life and a new love in the outside world.
Location: 5601 Sears St.,
Dallas, TX 75206 (one block west of lower Greenville, behind
the former Arcadia Theatre). Visit our website for directions: www.contemporarytheatreofdallas.com.