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Urban Stages Theater
259 West 30th Street (bet 7th and 8th Avenues)
For tickets, call Ovationtix, 1.866.811.4111

Urban Stages Adm. Office:
555 8th Avenue, #1800

New York Premiere:

by Gino DiIorio
by Frances Hill
March 24 - May 6th, 2007

"Fearless play... exceptional examples of naturalistic acting by the women in the cast [Susan Greenhill and Susan Louise O'Connor]... Acting is something to see... a wonderful mix of heartbreak and fury" The New York Times *read the whole review

"INTRIGUING ... VIBRANT ... a thought-provoking pas de trois" TimeOut New York




"All three performances are excellent, particularly Susan O’ConnorSusan Greenhill brings dignity and spunk to the complex role of Sheila. Harold Surratt … is spectacular … in William Cusick’s excellent video projections. Frances Hill’s direction is strong and sharp. DiIorio is obviously a talented and fearless writer who should be watched." 


Apostasy: 1. The renunciation of faith.
2. Abandonment of previous loyalty.


Susan Greenhill

"Law and Order", "Chapelle's Show",
Crimes of the Heart
on Broadway)

Susan Louise O'Connor
(Marion Bridge at Urban Stages,
Never Swim Alone
, See Bob Run)

Harold Surratt

("The Pelican Brief", "Devil's Advocate", and Serious Money on Broadway).

Roman Tatarowicz - Set Design
Josh Bradford - Lighting Design
Nadia Fadeeva - Costume Design
David M. Lawson - Sound Design.
William Cusick - Video & Projection (Tom Stoppard's The Coast of Utopia at Lincoln Center)

Carol A. Sullivan, Stage Manager
Christopher Bonnell, Assnt. Director

Harold Surratt and Susan Greenhill
photo by Natalja Katsaga

Thu, April 26th:
Special Fundraising Event

for the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's HIKE FOR DISCOVERY.

Here is an incredible opportunity for you to support our friends Nicole Longoria & Joseph Stanio and their efforts to raise money for the HIKE . Experience the "intriguing and vibrant"  play APOSTASY, and enjoy in an afterparty with  tasty food and drink, and envelop yourself in the ambiance of fine music and discussion.

Tickets for the show & the afterparty $60. To purchase tickets, visit:
Smarttix: 212.868.4444 and use discount code PARTY.

“Each day, I woke up and saw the possibility in things…”

Sheila Gold is a successful Jewish businesswoman facing terminal illness. As she grapples with a crisis of faith, she becomes enraptured with a charismatic televangelist she watches on TV. When Dr. Julius Strong appears at her door in person, is he there to heal her soul or steal her fortune?

As Sheila rediscovers her sensuality and joie de vivre, her headstrong daughter faces off against the minister. Sheila must ultimately choose between her old life and a new one in this poignant and humorous drama about mothers and daughters, lovers and faith.

DiIorio recently won a Berrilla Kerr Award for Playwriting. His plays have been broadcast internationally on BBC Radio and featured at the O’Neill Center, the Humana Festival, and New Dramatists

Apostasy was produced by the New Jersey Rep in August of 2006:

"an engaging, intelligent new play ... combines ripe theatricality with an exploration of some serious personal and social issues. It provides much food for thought while nimbly avoiding any offense to differing religious sensibilities" Talking Broadway
"Race, faith, money, betrayal, abortion, nudity, terminal illness, medical marijuana, middle-age sex's a button-pusher that seeks to provoke a reaction at every turn, even as it foils most attempts to predict plotlines and pigeonhole motivations." Asbury Park Press
Gino recently won a Berrilla Kerr Award for Playwriting (2003). His plays have been finalists at the O’Neill Center, the Humana Festival and New Dramatist.

Urban Stages Theatre: 259 West 30th Street, NYC
betw. 7 & 8 Ave.
$25 Previews, Mar 24-28; $40 March 29 - May 6th
Tue-Sat 8pm; Sat & Sun 2pm


JOIN US for a talkback with playwright, Gino DiIorio
Saturday nights, after the show.
Please R.S.V.P 212.421.1380

6:35 Cocktail reception; 7pm - show, 9pm - dinner at a local restaurant
TICKETS: $125.00; call 212.421.1380 for more information.




photos by Pavel Antonov