To Damascus Part 1


To Damascus Part 1

The play traces the spiritual downfall and redemption of The Stranger, an author in mid-career.  He has been living from hand-to-mouth, desperate for funds from his publisher, when he runs off with another man’s wife.His conscience punishes him for this and other matters dating back to his childhood. Being penniless, The Stranger and his new mistress try to take refuge with her parents, who betray his trust, precipitating a nervous breakdown for him. He takes refuge in a monastery sanitarium where everyone resembles a person against whom he has sinned and they pronounce a curse on him. Subsequent scenes reverse the order of the first scenes, whisking him back to the beginning of his journey, with some semblance of peace being restored to his soul from the discoveries he had in the monastery. The entire play is presented from The Stranger’s point of view.

CRITICS ARE INVITED to “To Damascus, Part 1″ on or after APRIL 20.Reviewers are welcome at all performances of “The Deadly Dance.”Captioned, high-resolution photos of these shows and all other shows in our current roster are available for download on the Jonathan Slaff & Associates website,


DeSean Stokes as The Stranger, a writer, and Kersti Bryan as The Lady, his mistress.  Photo by Jonathan Slaff.

Event Time: Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 1:30 p.m.

Event Price: Tickets $18 general admission; seniors and students $12 Box office: SMARTTIX, 212-868-4444;


To Damascus Part 1
Event Category: Theater
When: April 18, 2014 ~ May 11, 2014
Where: The Gene Frankel Theatre
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