Wicked Soul in Cherry Hill
Words and Music by Matt Schatz
Originally Produced at Geffen Theatre
, Los Angeles, CA
On a November night in 1994, a murder was committed in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. In this true-crime story told completely through song, a tight-knit Jewish community gathers to recount, remember, and reckon with the details of what happened in—and to—their town. Written with humor and chutzpah, this wholly original musical asks what it does to our souls when our leaders fall from grace.This play was created during the Geffen Playhouse inaugural The Writers’ Room program, in which six Los Angeles playwrights develop new works with the support and guidance of the Geffen Playhouse artistic team. Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund.
Director: Mike Donahue