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The Face In The Reeds

Opening Friday, August 22, 2014 with reception to follow


August 4, 2014

Passover is a celebration of freedom, it is also a quarrel about the meaning of freedom, the value of life, and the shadow of death, which symbolically “passes over” the house. During the course of the evening, conflicts emerge about the merit of faith over conversion, the truth in religion, and the nature of parental responsibility. This night is different from all other nights and of course, this being a Jewish family, it is also a comedy. We’re all going to die--but first, you should eat.

Robin Uriel Russin (Playwright) is a Rhodes Scholar, playwright, and award winning screen writer. Credits include projects for the Discovery Channel, “Vital Signs” for ABC, “Alcatraz: The Escape” for Fox, and the screenplays “On Deadly Ground,” “Abracadabra,” and “Shark in a Bottle.”

“In some ways it’s a play about identity, about what we believe, and who we think we should be. What we owe to our faith, our past, and our tribe is an often comical, sometimes heated argument that plays out in many families, and not just Jewish ones. All families are a little crazy, only the details are different” says Robin Uriel Russin; Playwright

Sarah Figoten Wilson (Director) helmed Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well at Costa Mesa Playhouse, Odilia at Chance Theater, (Kennedy Center ACTF Winner), and numerous productions locally. She served as Assistant Director on Death of a Salesman and The Motherf**ker with the Hat at the Tony-Award winning South Coast Repertory Theatre.

THE FACE IN THE REEDS opens August 22nd and runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm through October 11, 2014. Ruskin Group Theatre is located at 3000 Airport Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Tickets are $25 ($20 for students, seniors, and guild members) and can be purchased in advance by calling (310) 397-3244 or online at Free parking is available at the theater.


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