”No Exodus, the J-D Drama Show, written and directed by senior Alethea Shirilan-Howlett, has scheduled their virtual performance for June 7, 2020. It will be a multimedia performance, harnessing the talents of the entire J-DHS art community. The show will be linked to a fundraiser (in place of ticket sales). All profits from that fundraiser will go to CNYArts to provide scholarships for children in the area who want to attend art, music, and drama camps.
The show will be live-streamed on Sunday, June 7th at 7:00 P.M. You can get to know the cast and crew on the No Exodus Instagram (@noexodusplay) and the No Exodus Facebook (@noexodus).
Synopsis: “The year is 1995, there’s a horrible thunderstorm outside and Wendy Symmonds and her daughter Ruth are having a dysfunctional Passover seder at their home in Syracuse, New York. As the story consistently flashes back to the past, we learn that Wendy was a member of a one-hit wonder 70s band and encountered her own personal struggle in trying to make a living off of what she loved. As the order of the seder progresses, tensions increase between Ruth and her mother as Ruth reveals that her passion is doing art and Wendy’s flashbacks become more and more difficult to differ from reality. When the storm reaches its peak, it brings a sudden power outage before leaving a guest from Wendy’s past in the doorway. No Exodus examines the personal and cultural stakes of holding onto and letting go of the past and the stories we tell about it.