se̱hn·sucht (noun): inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what
In this collaboratively-created play by blossoming theater company TV, the ensemble unpacks the longing one can feel for another time and place, whether real or imagined: childhood, years without war, early human history, a time when everyone enjoyed the outdoors and raised chickens and heard gossip from the neighbors, when strawberries were tiny and sour. With choral odes by Deepali Gupta, this whimsical show hops millennia in its exploration of what once was or never was at all.
Created by TV
Written by Michael Norton
Music and Lyrics by Deepali Gupta
Directed by Sarah Blush
Featuring: Brian Bock, Matthew Bovee, Sean Carvajal*, Bree Elrod*, Peregrine Heard*, Georgia Lee King, Caitlin Morris, Margaret Odette*
Set by Brittany Vasta
Costumes by Christopher Metzger
Lights by Ken Wills
Sound by John Gasper
Props by Rhys Roffey
Produced by Caroline Gart & Ryan Gedrich
Stage Manager Michelle Navis
Technical Director Drew Francis
Assistant Lighting Designer Matthew Kresch
Assistant Costume Designer: Maddie Peterson
Production support provided by The Habitat.
Photos by Alex Schaefer
A rave and Critic's Pick from The New York Times for Sehnsucht at JACK: "Running for only a few more performances, it will give you a warm glow in the fleeting moment it’s here, and in the depth of its young talent make you feel rosily optimistic about the future. This is the kind of memory you want to have."