Starting the 2012-2013 season at the San Jose Rep is the world premiere of The Death of the Novel. The show runs from Aug. 30 --Sept. 23, Press Opening Night is September 5, 2012 at 7:30pm.
Brilliant, young novelist Sebastian Justice claims to be the most well-adjusted, depressed agoraphobic in Manhattan. While he rants about anything from global warming to tennis, his publisher-ordered psychologist (a “writer’s block-whisperer”) tries to get to the bottom of his grief. But when a stunning and mysterious Saudi woman intrudes into his self-contained world his emotional descent takes a sudden turn, for the raving beauty may not be the person she says she is. Will this stranger be the one to help him find his way back, and at what cost? Identities blur in this enthralling and evocative story that takes a look at the modern world through the eyes of a brilliant and tragically wounded artist.
By Jonathan Marc Feldman
directed by Rick Lombardo
Artistic Collaborators: John Iacovelli (Scenic Designer); Denitsa Bliznakova (Costume Designer); David Lee Cuthbert (Lighting Designer); Hadden Givens Kime (Sound Designer); Stephanie Schliemann (Stage Manager); Deirdre Rose Holland (Assistant Stage Manager)
Cast:Vincent Kartheiser (Sebastian), Vaishnavi Sharma (Sheba), PatRick Jones (Philip), Zarah Mahler (Claire), and Amy Pietz (Perry).
San Jose Repertory Theatre
101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose
Between South 2nd & 3rd Streets
Opens: August 30, 2012
Closes: September 23, 2012
Previews: August 30, 31, September 1, 2, and 4, 2012
Press Opening Night: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 7:30 pm