Back to Methuselah (Part Two)
October 19, 2009
Starting with Adam, Eve and The Serpent in the Garden of Eden, this rollicking play speeds through several thousands of years of human history – past, present and future. Part Two, which consists of two plays which are completely independent of Part One, begins in the year 3000 and takes us, finally, to the year 31,920! People have begun to be born out of eggs, fully formed, and live to be more than 300 years old. The question is if the extra time actually makes a difference the way people live, learn, love and contribute. This is the first time the play has been presented in New York in more than fifty years, and the first time in its entirety since 1922.
Written by George Bernard Shaw during 1918, 1919 and 1920.
Q: If I didn’t see Part One will I get it?
A: Yes, it’ll probably help. Either way, it’s a futuristic larkish comedy.
PART IV: The Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman – 3000 A.D.
PART V: As Far as Thought Can Reach – 31920 A.D.
Cast for PART IV:
Popham – Mr. Brian Murray
Fusima – Ms. Emily Young
Zozim – Mr. Tyler Maynard
Zoo – Ms. Celia Keenan-Bolger
General Aufsteig (Napoleon) – Mr. Michael Riedel
The Oracle – Ms. Katharine Houghton
Badger-Bluebin (The British Envoy) – Mr. Lenny Wolpe
Mrs. Badger-Bluebin (Molly) – Ms. Delphi Harrington
Miss Badger-Bluebin – Ms. Justine Salata
Narrator – Mr. John Martello
Cast for PART V:
Stephon – Mr. Ben Rauch
Chloe – Ms. Emily Young
He-Ancient – Mr. Lenny Wolpe
Acis – Mr. Tyler Maynard
She-Ancient – Ms. Katharine Houghton
Amaryliis (The Newly-Born) – Ms. Justine Salata
Ecrasia – Ms. Celia Keenan-Bolger
Martellus – Mr. Oliver Wadsworth
Pygmalion – Mr. Harry Barandes
Ozymandias – Mr. John Martello
Cleopatra-Semiramis – Ms. Delphi HARRINGTON
Narrator – Mr. Michael Riedel
The Ghost of Adam – Mr. Ben Rauch
The Ghost of Eve – Ms. Celia Keenan-Bolger
The Ghost of Cain – Mr. Harry Barandes
The Ghost of The Serpent – Ms. Delphi Harrington
The Ghost of Lilith – Ms. Katharine Houghton
Produced and directed by Mr. David Staller