Paulus / by R. Sheth


November 7–December 15, 2013

The World Premiere
Written by Motti Lerner
Translated from Hebrew by Hillel Halkin
Directed by Jimmy McDermott

A compassionate but wary 62-year-old Jesus and an egomaniacal Emperor Nero torment the ailing psyche of the Apostle Paul as he struggles to universalize monotheism against fierce opposition from a Jewish religious establishment threatened with spiritual extinction.

Silk Road Rising commissioned the translation of Paulus from Hebrew into English.


Paulus | Daniel Cantor*
Jesus | Torrey Hanson*
Hananiah | Bill McGough*
Drusilla | Dana Black
Trophimos | Anthony DiNicola
Ensemble and Understudy for Lysias, Felix | Kroydell Galima
Adima | Carolyn Hoerdemann
Ensemble and Understudy for Trophimos, Nero, Eleazar | Scott Shimizu
Nero, Eleazar | Glenn Stanton
Lysias, Felix | D'Wayne Taylor
Understudy for Paulus, Soldier 1, Soldier 2 | Jonathan Nichols
Understudy for Adima, Drusilla | Virginia Lee Marie Martinez
Understudy for Jesus, Hananiah | Daniel Houle

Production Team

Producer | Malik Gillani
Producer | Jamil Khoury
Playwright | Motti Lerner
Translator | Hillel Halkin
Director | Jimmy McDermott
Production Manager | Corey Pond
Stage Manager | Donald E. Claxon*
Scenic Designer | Dan Stratton
Costume Designer | Elsa Hiltner
Lighting Designer | Rebecca A. Barrett
Sound Designer | Peter J. Storms
Props Designer | Jesse Gaffney
Fight Choreographer | Glenn Stanton
Dramaturg | Neal Ryan Shaw
Casting Director | Becca McCracken, Claire Simon Casting
Technical Director | Jason Pikscher
Assistant Director and Marketing Associate | A. George Bajalia
Assistant Stage Manager | Heather Timmerman
Wardrobe Supervisor | Ashely Thompson
Master Electrician | Ellie Humphrys
Community Outreach Coordinator | David Chack
Arts Management Intern | Brandon Allen
Box Office Manager | Al Gillani
House Manager | Lindsay Byrne
Program Editor | Sarah Ibis
Press and Archive Photographer | Michael Brosilow
Videographer | Deann Baker

* Member of Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.