Uber-hip Brooklynites Pam and Dixon take pride in their secular, philosophical approach to parenting. When their 17-year-old daughter Julie decides to become a Christian, their laid-back, open-minded facade is exposed. Called “smart, sassy, and rewarding” by The New York Times, Carly Mensch’s Oblivion takes a wry look at the nature of belief in these changing times, and reveals that growing up isn’t just for kids anymore.
The cast of Oblivion features Zach Brewster-Geisz as Dixon, Jonathan Frye as Bernard, Ruthie Rado as Julie, and Mindy Shaw as Pam.
Oblivion is written by Carly Mensch, best known for writing and producing television shows including GLOW, Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, and Weeds, and for her plays Now Circa Then, All Hail Hurricane Gordo, and Len, Asleep in Vinyl. The production is directed by Unexpected Stage Company co-founder Christopher Goodrich. The creative team also includes Kristen Jepperson (set design) and Andrew Dodge (lighting design).
Oblivion marks Unexpected Stage’s first full-scale production in the Fireside Room of the River Road Unitarian Universalist Church. Speaking of this intentional move to the 40-seat venue, Goodrich explains, “The intimacy of the space is incredibly exciting for us as artists. Audiences usually tell the truth, which means they are reacting honestly. They are constantly communicating with an actor, even if they aren’t always heard. In this way a bond is created. When actors are this close to their audience, the actor cannot lie. And that honesty strengthens this bond between theatergoer and performer.”
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