The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged)

Friday, July 7, 2017 to Sunday, August 13, 2017

PLAYWRIGHTS WELCOME | THE ARTISTS
PRESS KIT

by Adam Long, Reed Martin, and Austin Tichenor

Thursdays–Saturdays, 8:00 PM | Sundays, 2:00 PM

Back by popular demand, The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) returns to the Amphibian Stage for a second run. An irreverent roller coaster ride through the Good Book, from fig leaves to final judgment, three cultural guerrillas tackle the great theological questions. No one is safe, especially the first row, and everything you thought you knew about the most widely read book in history will be turned upside down. 

Running time is approximately 2 hours with a 15-minute intermission.

“God knows, we can all use a laugh, and this production delivers the giggles and guffaws using every comic trick in the repertory.” — TheaterJones.com

“There is no denying the laughs it garners on its holy crusade.” — Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Passionfruit of The Christ | The Bible | Amphibian Stage Productions

Try Scott's special cocktail for The Bible, The Passionfruit of The Christ: a refreshing hand crafted sangria with Spanish white wine and tropical fruits.

PLAYWRIGHTS WELCOME

Playwrights Welcome HerePlaywrights Welcome is a new program to provide free access to theatre for Dramatists Guild of America Members, developed by Samuel French along with Dramatists Play Service, Dramatic Publishing, Music Theatre International, Playscripts and Rodgers and Hammerstein. For more information on this national program, please visit samuelfrench.com/playwrightswelcome.
 

 

 To receive a ticket through Playwrights Welcome at our theatre for a main stage play or reading, please call the Amphibian box office at 817-923-3012 to reserve a seat. (Please note that writers must present their Dramatists Guild membership card when picking up tickets at the Amphibian box office.)

 

 

 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Jay Duffer directed The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) for Amphibian in 2013.  A Texas native, Duffer spent many years as a professional actor and director living and working in New York City and regionally.  He currently resides in Indiana where he is Associate Professor of Theatre and Chair of the Theatre Department at Huntington University.  He has directed approximately 50 plays and musicals in the theatre program, most recently being Will Eno’s Middletown, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz.    Past Amphibian acting credits include Wittenberg, The Nosemaker’s Apprentice, The Mystery of Irma Vep and the workshop production of David Davalos’ new play, Daedalus, now under the name A Lost Leonardo, which will premiere at Amphibian in October. New York acting credits include: Sophie, Totie & Belle (Off-Broadway), A Lesson in Art (Dixon Place in the Bowery), Wild Thing and the original company of Monica Flory’s highly-praised adaptation of The Jungle Book (New Acting Company).  He directed the politically incorrect satirical comic troupe, Freedumb, for many years as the company toured the comedy festival circuit in DC, New York and Toronto.  Duffer has been involved in new works and script development with Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Threads Theatre Company, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Source, Kaleidoscope Theatre Company and The Artful Conspirators.

 

Aaron Fouhey* is thrilled to be performing in The Bible, and is proud and excited to have the privilege of marrying the beautiful Becky Allen this September! Aaron’s New York credits include Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood (Flux Theatre Ensemble), Uncle Vanya (The Pearl Theatre Company), Night of the Living N-Word!!! (FringeNYC) The Seedling Project (Partly Cloudy People), a cautionary tail (The Flea), and  Shotz (Amios). Regional credits include A Civil War Christmas, and The Cry of the Reed (Huntington Theatre Company, Boston). Aaron holds a BFA in Acting from Boston University and a Classical Acting Certificate from LAMDA.

 

 

Scott Zenreich* is happy to return to Amphibian, where he appeared in The Nosemaker's Apprentice and Daedalus, wrote and directed Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, and was assistant director for Bank Job and Isaac's Eye.  His local work includes plays with Dallas Children’s Theatre, Casa Mañana, WaterTower Theatre, Wishing Star Productions, and Texas Shakespeare Festival.  Other regional credits include the Growing Stage, New Century Theatre, Mill Mountain Theatre, the Majestic Theatre, and Olney Theatre Center. Scott earned a BFA in musical theatre from Emerson College.  He hopes you enjoy your drink from the Amphibian bar.

 

 

Brandon Murphy* is very happy to be reprising his role in The Bible. His previous appearances on Amphibian's stage have been in Wittenberg, The True History of the Tragic Life and Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana, and The Nosemaker's Apprentice. Brandon has taken part in many of Amphibian's reading series, most recently as Stucky Stiles in Music City USA. He also served as editor in the Phibs' web series For the Love. Brandon has performed locally around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, most recently in Really at the Undermain Theatre, A Christmas Carol and Sense & Sensibility at the Dallas Theater Center, and as Macbeth at SMU. He has performed locally with the Dallas Opera, Theatre Three, Shakespeare Dallas, and others. Brandon holds a BFA from Boston University and a MFA from SMU and currently serves as an adjunct professor of theatre at the University of North Texas. Brandon is supported by his 4 year old son Konrad and the loveliest of wives, Holland.

 

 

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States, appearing under a Small Professional Theatre Contract. 

 

SPONSORS

 

Arts Council England

 

 

Tickets

  • $100.00 Devonian Opening, Friday, July 7
  • $50.00 Members' Cast Party, Saturday, July 8
  • $33.00 General Admission* July 9 - August 13
Opening weekend festivities made possible by Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn
Box office: 817-923-3012
 
*Discounts are available for seniors (60 and older), groups of 10 or more, and students/teachers with a valid ID. Call 817-923-3012 to purchase discounted tickets. All sales are final. Exchanges may be made at the discretion of the box office.