2013-10-11 / Community

Timeless Story Comes To Rockaway

The Book of Job from the Old Testament presents an ancient story which concerns itself with the timeless question of human suffering.

In the beginning Job, a righteous and prosperous man, is tested by God. In the span of one day, he loses everything—his children, his crops, his livestock, his livelihood, and his health—after a great wind annihilates his home. Convinced of his own innocence, Job sits silently in the dirt behind what’s left of his house and asks God for an explanation.

Feeling this story has a special post-Sandy resonance for the Rockaway Broad Channel community, the group Outside The Wire is presenting two free local performances of selected passages from the Book of Job on Sunday, October 27th, they touch on the lasting impact of Hurricane Sandy upon individuals, families, neighbors, caregivers, first responders, medical providers, and the community at large.

There will be a performance from 4 to 6 p.m. at the West End Temple at 47-02 Newport Avenue in Neponsit. There will also be a performance from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Rockaway Theatre Company’s Post Theatre at Fort Tilden.

In the event of a continued government shutdown, an alternate location for the RTC Fort Tilden performance will be announced.

The performances will help commemorate the one-year anniversary of the storm by promoting open dialogue and fostering compassion, hope and positive action and act as a catalyst for town hall discussions about its emotional aftermath.

The readings will feature the acclaimed film and television actors Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire, Blue Jasmine), Adam Driver (Girls, Lincoln), Eric Bogosian (Law & Order, Talk Radio), and Tate Donovan (Hostages, Argo), and will be followed by panelist responses to the Book of Job by residents of Rockaway, culminating in lively audience discussions.

Admission is free, however seating is limited. Seats can be reserved by e-mail at jobinrockaway@gmail.com.

For more information contact info@outsidethewirellc.com or call 718- 624-0350.

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