by Jack Canfora
Directed by Marsha Mason
Virtual Technical Director
JERICHO was presented via Video on Demand by New Normal Rep in MARCH 2021. The stream ended on APRIL 4th.
Several years after tragedy impacted their lives, a family comes together once again for Thanksgiving dinner. While family members struggle to come to terms with residual anger, grief and guilt, Jack Canfora’s thought-provoking play explores how people cope with personal and collective catastrophe. Displaying surprising humor and biting wit, this Jericho, Long Island clan exposes their desperate strategies for resolution and redemption. Jericho is a play about September 11. It is also a traumatic-Thanksgiving-dinner-with-the-family play and a play about being Jewish. Written late in the first decade of the 2000s, Canfora wrote Jericho as an inquiry into America's burgeoning tribalism. More than a decade later, Jericho’s themes of division remain timely in this humorous work that resolves into a meditation on the pains and satisfactions of living after a tragedy.
Jericho received its world premiere in October 2011 at New Jersey Repertory Company, directed by Evan Bergman.