This audio play, written by Joe Hoover, and performed by Joe Hoover and Devon Caraway explores senseless loss and was created in response to Micah 2:1-2, 8-9:

 

Woe to those who plan iniquity,
    to those who plot evil on their beds!
At morning’s light they carry it out
    because it is in their power to do it.
They covet fields and seize them,
    and houses, and take them.
They defraud people of their homes,
    they rob them of their inheritance.

Lately my people have risen up
    like an enemy.
You strip off the rich robe
    from those who pass by without a care,
    like men returning from battle.
You drive the women of my people
    from their pleasant homes.
You take away my blessing
    from their children forever.

 

 

 
ADVISORY: This play contains strong language and may not be suitable for all audiences

 


Written by Joseph Hoover. Performed by Joseph Hoover and Devon Caraway. 2017
 

 

 

From the Artist:
 
Occasionally I have wondered if the prophets still matter. Did the coming of Christ supercede the prophets, make them irrelevant? Are they too harsh, too simplistic in their demonizing of the wealthy and powerful? Has the time for their anger and judgment passed, given Christ’s message of love and mercy? I have also had for years a nagging desire to make sense of the housing crash of 2008, something which the prophets may have naturally taken an interest in. This project allowed me to take the prophet Micah and the subprime lending crisis and see if they might be relevant one to the other.

 

 

 

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Photo by Kristin Hoebermann

Joe Hoover is an actor and playwright. Acting credits include Malvolio in “Twelfth Night,” Peter Quince in “Midsummer,” and ensemble in “King Lear” in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. Playwriting credits include “Jay and Ruby Get Religion,” at the Davenport Theatre, “The Ditch” at the John Houseman Studio Too and “The Good Life” at the Midtown International Theatre Festival. He is a Jesuit brother​. (xaviertheatre.org)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Caraway_Devon_264nb_xretDevon Caraway is an actor and director based in NYC. Recent projects include: Steel Magnolias (Annelle, Cleveland Play House), Our Town (Emily, NewStage Theatre), Pericles (Bawd, Brown/Trinity Rep), Lungs (Woman, Brown/Trinity Rep), (Rosalind, NYU GRAD Summer Fest). She holds an MFA from the Brown University/Trinity Repertory Program for Acting and Directing. She is currently a member of the SDCF Directing Observership Class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This work was curated by Michael Markham.

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