For Release 3/14/14
“Bar Katz has X-ray vision to see into the human soul, and his
powerful play should be required viewing.”
– City Beat of Cincinnati
St. Paul, MN – Minnesota Jewish Theater Company is pleased to announce the cast for the regional premiere of The History of Invulnerability by David Bar Katz and directed by Hayley Finn. The show tells the story of the creation of Superman by Jerry Siegel with illustrator Joe Shuster, and the rise of this superhero to iconic status during the 1930s and 40s. Based on true events, this intriguing new play tells the tumultuous story, intertwining the events of a world in strife, a place where even Superman has his limits.
The cast features Jim Lichtscheidl as Jerry Siegel, Dan Beckmann as Superman, Alex Brightwell as Joe Shuster, and Joanna Harmon as Lois Lane as well as the talents of Maggie Bearmon Pistner, Charles Numrich, and Dustin Valenta. The show will include projections of original artwork by artist Sam Smith, incorporated into the scenic design of Eric Hugunin with lighting design by Michael Wangen, and sound design by C Andrew Mayer.
“The History of Invulnerability is one of the most unique and profound plays I’ve ever come across, and I don’t even read comics nor have I ever followed Superman” says Barbara Brooks, Producing Artistic Director of MJTC. “I waited over two years for the rights, and we’ve got a cast and production team that will bring this story about an enduring cultural icon to life beautifully.”
The History of Invulnerability
April 19 – May 11
Hillcrest Center Theater
1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 1 p.m.
There will be one Sunday evening performance on April 20th at 7 p.m.
Audio Description will be on Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m.
For tickets and more information call 651-647-4315 or go to mnjewishtheatre.org.
Media inquiries can be directed to Barbara Brooks at [email protected] or 651-647-4315.
Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company is a non-profit organization now in its 19th year of presenting professional productions rooted in the Jewish experience and illuminating the common humanity among us all. The audience for MJTC is almost equally divided between Jews and non-Jews. For further information about MJTC, call 651-647-4315 or visit our website at mnjewishtheatre.org; or join our facebook family at http://www.facebook.com/MinnesotaJewishTheatreCompany or follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/MNJewishTheatre.
This project was made possible in part with the support of RIMON: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.