Piper McKenzie and The Brick Theater, Inc. present

Performed at April 12 - May 10, 2008

Written and Directed by
Jeff Lewonczyk

Created with and Starring

Gyda Arber, Fred Backus, Aaron Baker, Ali Skye Bennet, Eric Bland,
Danny Bowes, Katie Brack, Lily Burd, Michele Carlo, Hope Cartelli,
Maggie Cino, Michael Criscuolo, V. Orion Delwaterman, Siobhan Doherty,
Marguerite French, Melina Gac-Artigas, Adrian Jevicki, Gavin Starr Kendall,
Kamran Khan, Angela Lewonczyk, Jeff Lewonczyk, Toya Lillard,
Marisa Marquez, Roger Nasser, Robert Pinnock, Robin Reed, Iracel Rivero,
Heather Lee Rogers, Alexis Sottile, Adam Swiderski,
Elizabeth Hope Williams & Rasha Zamamiri

Assistant Director: Jessica McVea
Stage Manager: Lindsay Vrab
Choreographer: Amantha May
Fight Director: Qui Nguyen
Costume Designer: Julianne Kroboth
Lighting Designer: Ian W. Hill
Sound Designer: Dave Shim
Technical Assistance:
Chris Connolly
Graphic image designed by Jason Robert Bell

Undoubtedly the most arrogant, grandiose theatre project ever attempted!

Experience the Fall of Ancient Civilization in an intimate Brooklyn performance space as a cast of dozens recreates the Temple of Ishtar, home of ritual prostitution, gyrating priestesses, doomsday prophets, grasping plutocrats, undercover lovers, displaced Jews, seekers of bloody vengeance, invading Persians, and a lion.


"Robert Altman, The Blue Man Group, Herodotus and the writers of the Old Testament... Lewonczyk's opulent Mesopotamian happening, currently running at the Brick Theater, synthesizes the best aspects of those four influences with notable ease. [A] chatty, flashy, legendary, holy party!"
--Mitch Montgomery, offoffonline.com

"An extraordinary effort... marries a story-telling spirit and ethos worthy of the Arabian Nights to a cautionary tragedy such as a Greek poet (say, Aeschylus) might have fashioned. Lewonczyk scores big!"
--Martin Denton, nytheatre.com

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