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by Jeffrey Luke Baker
directed by Gus Menary

​The morning after graduating high school, Matthew wakes to a future that looks bleak. Addicted to porn, dependent on pot, alienated from his father, Matthew has no job, no friends, no college to look forward to, no future. Desperate to find meaning, Matthew reconnects with Felix over steroid fueled work outs, and finds himself lured back to the cultish Ascensionist church to perform in a play that asks: what if Abraham disobeyed God and chose not to kill Isaac? This hilarious and dark satire examines the spiraling impacts of misplaced faith and toxic masculinity.​

Content Warnings: ​strobe and flashing lights, violence, intimacy, death, mature content, drugs, alcohol and depictions of vomiting. 

May 17, 2024 - May 26, 2024
Previews : Wednesday, May 15
In the Healy Theatre

The cast features Shai Chase (Matthew), Lea Fleck (Anya), Bryson David Hoff (Brent), Eric Jacobson (Pastor), Melissa Marie (Samantha), and Shane Veloski (Felix and Chick-fil-A attendant). 

T​he creative team includes scenic design by Chee, costume design by Juno Pacheco, wig, hair and makeup coordination by Ethann Brewer, lighting design by Leah Donovan, sound design by Anna Jackson, stage management by Audrey Terhune, technical direction by Eli Wallow, props direction by Aubrey Pierce, dramaturgy by Artemis Westover and Ember Sappington, intimacy direction by Jeremy Ohringer, fight direction by Nick Sandys, original composition by Emily Lynch, and production management by Amelia Osborn. ​​

Special Events:

​Sunday, May 19 -Post-show discussion

Thursday, May 23 - Post-show discussion