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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Passage Theatre Company Ends 2020-21 Season with Online Production of A Twist Of Water

A Twist of Water
by Caitlin Parrish
directed by Michael Osinski.

WHEN: May 12-16, 2021
WHERE: Online via Zoom
TICKETS: General Admission tickets are $17 and Student/Senior tickets are $13. For more details about single tickets and programming information, visit www.passagetheatre.org, or call us at (609) 392-0766.

Upon ticket purchase, audience members will receive a confirmation email including a link to view the video anytime from Wednesday, May 12 at 11am until 11:59pm on Sunday, May 16. Audience members will also have the chance to view the pre-recorded production during the group screening via Zoom on Saturday, May 15 at 7pm.

This highly anticipated show makes its digital debut after being delayed one season due to the pandemic. 

A Twist of Water follows Noah, a widowed history teacher, struggling to find hope in the wake of his husband’s death. When their adopted daughter Jira decides that she wants to seek out her birth mother, Noah and Jira are forced to re-examine both their own identities and their relationship to each other. Set against the backdrop of Chicago, this poignant play explores the definition of family and the love we find when we allow ourselves to heal. The cast of A Twist of Water includes Josh Tyson (left) as NOAH, Kishia Nixon (below, right) as JIRA, Daniel Col√≥n as LIAM, and Wendi Smith as TIA.

A Twist of Water portrays characters with intersecting identities that include race and sexual orientation.  Passage encourages all attendees to join them for the open and free post-show talkback immediately following the group screening on Saturday, May 15th to discuss the complex situations that are portrayed in the performance. The talkback will begin approximately at 8:30pm.

Director Michael Osinski (right), says “A Twist of Water is a play about rebuilding. Two people have lost the one person who held their lives together, and now they must rebuild their lives, their family, their home. And they have no idea how to do it. I think that's a sentiment we can all relate to right now. It feels like we're rebuilding our country after a long and turbulent election. We're certainly rebuilding our lives and our sense of normalcy as we try to make it through this pandemic. And we, too, have no idea how to do it.”

Passage Theatre’s season is made possible in part by the Anonymous; Janssen Pharmaceuticals; Mary G. Roebling Foundation; Mathematica Policy Research; N.J. State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the NEA; National New Play Network's Bridge Program; New Jersey Arts and Culture Recovery Fund; New Jersey Manufacturers (NJM); New Jersey Theatre Alliance, The Stages Festival; New State Council of the Arts, NEA; NJ Economic Development Authority; Otsuka Pharmaceutical; Princeton Area Community Foundation; PNC Bank; The Bunbury Fund of the Princeton Area Community Foundation; The City of Trenton; The Curtis McGraw Foundation; The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; The MAP Fund; The Shubert Foundation; Thomas Edison State University; Trenton Downtown Association; Trinity United Methodist Church, Ewing, NJ; Virginia Brown Martin Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation; and WIMG 1300.