JACK / July 2017

se̱hn·sucht (noun): inconsolable longing in the human heart for we know not what

Sehnsucht unpacks the longing we 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. When empires were vast and allegiances strong--and actually, we were the Emperor, and we made the decisions and rode strong horses caked in jewels. When we looked up into the tall shelves of our grandmother’s pantry in Wilmington, Delaware, sometime before cell phones.

"Beautifully grotesque...nothing short of profound, an excellent case of depth exploding out of comedy"  -Culturebot

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Created by TV

Written by Michael Norton in collaboration with Sarah Blush, Brian Bock, and Georgia Lee King

Directed by Sarah Blush

Produced by Rachel Christiansen

Set by Brittany Vasta

Costumes by Christopher Metzger

Lights by Ken Wills

Sound by Ben Vigus

Props by Rhys Roffey

Stage Managed by Kristy Bodall

Featuring Willy Appleman, Marcela Biven, Kim Blanck*, Brian Bock, Rebecca S'manga Frank*, Jessica Frey*, Meg Gibson*, Rosa Gilmore, Georgia Lee King, Keren Lugo*, Keilly McQuail*, Jay Smith* 

Sehnsucht was developed with generous support by The Habitat and The New York Society Library.