Once On Rumspringa

Once On Rumspringa

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    The Studio@Schapiro

    Schapiro Hall - Lower Level

    615 West 115th Street

    New York, NY 10025

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    Tickets for this performance are no longer available for reservation, but walk-up tickets may be available at the box office. Once on Rumspringa will also performed at the Fresh Fruit Festival on May 3rd, 4th and 7th. Tickets can be purchased here - https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/527

    A Dark Comedy by Ellis Stump

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    Once on Rumspringa

    Written by Ellis Stump

    Directed by Amir Malaklou

    Stage Managed by Eszter Zador

    Produced by Kyra Armstrong

    CONTENT ADVISORY: drug & alcohol abuse, violence, homophobia & religious trauma, nonconsensual sex acts and allusions to suicide.


    Amish gal pals Sadie Smucker and Willa Stoltzfus share a run-down trailer, crystal meth addiction, and romantic tension thick as a milkshake. The teens have spent their Rumspringa together higher than Heaven, but today face their rite-of-passage choice: surrender their forbidden love or flee Lancaster and be shunned forever. With 24 hours until the autumn baptism ceremony, six interrelated sinners must…come clean. This ensemble-oriented dark comedy sheds electricity-powered light on the rural, lower-class drug epidemic and navigation of identity among repressed individuals. BYOBonnet.

    RUN TIME: Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.

    Out of respect for other shows in the space, please arrive no more than 30 minutes before the start of the performance. House will open 15 minutes before curtain.

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    PERFORMANCES OF ONCE ON RUMSPRINGA ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Production will follow Columbia University’s Covid-19 policies and protocols. All participants will be required to show proof of full vaccination and a booster is strongly encouraged. At this time, actors will be maskless onstage during performances but audience members are encouraged to wear a medical-grade mask at all times. Health and safety policies are consistently updated based on New York State, New York City, and Columbia University guidelines and are subject to revision at any time.