"Moses Man: A Musical Journey of Survival" continues its own long journey with a series of workshop performances at Geva's Fielding Nextstage on Thursday, May 21, through Sunday, May 24. The locally-created musical — written by Deborah Haber and composed by Casey Filiaci — made its world premiere at the JCC's Hart Theatre in 2013 and is now set for a full production in New York City as an official selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival. "Moses Man" is the story of the nine-year journey of a Holocaust survivor, Avi, who fled Vienna during Nazi annexation. Avi's epic story — which was based on the survival story of Haber's parents — takes him through Europe, Cyprus, Palestine, and Africa before finally arriving in the U.S.
This will be the fourth workshop production of "Moses Man," and will include a cast of eight New York City-based actors and a part of the NYMF creative team: director Michael Bush and musical director Don Kot. Several Rochester-based actors will also be involved in the workshop: Russell Allen, Dave Autovino, Sammi Cohen, Tess DeFlyer, Sarah Goodman, Brynn Lucas, and CJ Roche.
Performances of "Moses Man" will take place at Geva Theater Center (75 Woodbury Boulevard) on Thursday, May 21, through Sunday, May 24. 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday. 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. $15-$20. gevatheatre.org; mosesmanthemusical.com.