Joan has a big problem. Recently named CEO of athletic-wear giant Jojomon—think high-end brand that’s part 60s one-hit wonder and part citrus fruit—she even more recently learned that a BBC investigative team is about to expose her Bangladeshi manufacturer of lavender scented yoga pants as an exploiter of child labor. Suddenly, Jojomon’s family of customers is all atwitter with accusations of inauthenticity. Only one solution will do—find a reclusive and revered yogi to serve as a spokesman and restore the company’s all-important claim to authenticity. They find him all right. The rest is 90 minutes of side-splitting comedy. The East Coast premiere of a timely new comedy by Dipika Guha, a talent to watch who was recently awarded a Venturous Playwright Fellowship by The Lark.
PROLOGUE SUNDAY, MAY 31 @ 1:00 PM (Performance at 2:00 PM) Get the inside game from rehearsal to stage from cast members and guest speakers. One hour prior to select performances.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 @ 1:00 PM (Before the 2:00 PM matinee)
Join Christian DuComb, associate professor of theater at Colgate University, where he teaches theater history, dramatic literature, and performance studies for a special Wednesday @ 1. His first book, Haunted City: Three Centuries of Racial Impersonation in Philadelphia, received an honorable mention for the 2019 Errol Hill Award for outstanding research in African American theater and drama. Christian holds a Ph.D. in theater and performance studies from Brown University, where he studied alongside Dipika Guha, author of Yoga Play.
THURSDAY, JUNE 4 @ 6:00 PM (Performance at 7:30 PM) Join us before the show for a pre-show party with half-priced drinks, complimentary light fare, and activities to engage the mind and body such as spa nights or cabaret performances.
SATURDAY, JUNE 6 @ 1:00 PM (Performance at 2:00 PM) Get the inside game from rehearsal to stage from cast members and guest speakers. One hour prior to select performances.
SUNDAY, JUNE 7(Immediately following the 7:30 PM performance)
Stay in your seat after the show for a talkback with the cast of Yoga Play.
DINNER & SHOW
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 (Before the 7:30 performance)
Enjoy a buffet dinner and show with fellow theatregoers in the Sutton Pavilion at Syracuse Stage. Dinner will feature seasonal faire prepared by Phoebe’s Restaurant, followed by the 7:30 performance of Yoga Play.
THURSDAY, JUNE 11 @ 6:30 PM (Performance at 7:30 PM) Get the inside game from rehearsal to stage from cast members and guest speakers. One hour prior to select performances.
FRIDAY, JUNE 12 (Following the 7:30 PM performance) Our bar is staying open late! Join us after the show for drinks and mingling.