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The Ark

2000 Festival

Guy Stroman

John Carter, Catherine Gale, Kia Glover, Anne Kanengeiser, Ingrid Ladendorf, Doug Ladendorf, John Tinney and Ron Trenouth

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Kevin Kelly, 914-337-4246, 41 Deerfield Avenue, Eastchester, NY, 10709;

Number of Acts: 2
Number of Principals (Male): 4
Number of Principals (Female): 4
Total Cast Size: 8
Orchestra Breakdown:

4: guitar, keyboard (2), drums/percussion

Genre & Style:

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A rock-ish, folk-ish, lovingly faithful musical retelling, The Ark is a tale of one man’s vision, his family’s struggle for faith, and the singular voyage they all share (with, of course, a few animals). Son Ham rails against Father Noah plan to set sail with the animals of the world — and to complicate matters, Ham has brought a new wife along for the ride, much to his family’s surprise. And then the rain begins.

Festival Successes

Off Broadway production at 37 Arts Theater (NY) in 2005. Full productions at Artisan Center Theater (TX) in 2006 and SLCC Grand Theatre (UT) in 2008. Original Off Broadway Cast Recording.