Behind the scenes
ABOUT THE SHOW
WORLD PREMIERE: In ESAI'S TABLE, destiny meets eternity for three young black men atop an ancient magical table in this mythic tale of black lives, friendship, family, and love.
Our fourth season will open this fall with the world premiere of Nathan Yungerberg's play Esai's Table; a dream that was born in 2018 at JAGfest, our new works festival, where the play received a staged reading. This beautiful show transports audience and characters on a mystical journey in which we experience the lives of three young Black men, and redefine what it means to be human. The vision to do a world premiere in the Upper Valley for the community that nurtured and supported its development will come to life in October 2019 at Briggs Opera House in White River. The play will subsequently transfer Off-Broadway to the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City. Esai's Table will mark a pivotal moment for JAG as it's first world premiere, first Off-Broadway transfer, and first co-production.
Esai’s Table was developed at Cherry Lane Theatre’s award-winning Mentor Project, alongside Nathan Yungerberg's mentor Stephen Adly Guirgis, and at JAGfest 2.0.