TAMAR OF THE RIVER is a compelling and innovative music theater work inspired by the Biblical story of Tamar and Judah.
In a war-torn world, where East and West are divided by a River red with blood, one young woman is called to raise her voice. As Tamar sets out single-mindedly in pursuit of peace, she journeys to a foreign land, finding a new family and unexpected love. Each decision that brings her closer to her goal also becomes a choice she struggles to accept.
Tamar and Judah grapple with powerful questions that resonate deeply in today’s world. Cohen and Michelson bring to life a tale that illuminates moral challenges through a score influenced by Middle Eastern, Jewish, Asian music and pre-Western chanting.
Music and Book by Marisa Michelson
Book and Lyrics by Joshua H. Cohen
Directed by Daniel Goldstein
Choreographed by Chase Brock
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