theserpent_poster_largeBy Jean Claude Van Itallie
Directed by Amy Sass
January 28, 2005 – February 19, 2005

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Eighth Street Studios – Berkeley, CA

This is a story of the Beginning, from the perspective of the Middle. It is an investigation into the nature of choice and change. It is a tale of consequence and our journey into consciousness. Wisdom is the child of the Serpent.    -Amy Sass

“The East Bay’s newest theater company, Ragged Wing Ensemble, marks its debut with a flawless and spirited production of Jean Claude Van Itallie’s allegory of lost innocence and the problem of evil…a lithesome and charismatic ensemble morphs in and out of arrestingly beautiful, playful scenes…”     – The SF Bay Guardian

“The Serpent is a solid offering from an intriguing new company that promises to add some juice to the East Bay theater scene.”       – East Bay Express Full Article

“Ragged Wing has made a show that runs with a smooth yet ecstatic kinesis, gestures and voices falling into place…like the pistons of a driving engine.

“Sass’s creative direction makes for a visual and aural treat.”     – SF Station Full Article

Featuring: Keith C. Davis, Andrea L. Hart, Jeffrey Hoffman, Anna Schneiderman, Frank Turco

Acting Interns: Magi Belknap, Rose Cohen-Westbrooke, Georgia Henley, Natalia Kaminska-Palarczyk, Mirit Markowitz

Music Director: Dan Zemelman

Set & Puppetry Design: Sarah Samonsky

Light Design: Jessie Acock-Carlisle, Krista Smith

Lighting Intern: Erik Bernhardt

Graphic Design: Andy Rado