In her third production at JACK, playwright Amina Henry shares a the musical story of a homeless man who is approached in the park by the ghost of a murdered prostitute. More…
The ghost enlists him on a quest to find her remains so that her grieving mother can finally bury her and move past her grief. 'Hunter John and Jane' approaches trauma, mental illness, and violence towards women in a whimsical way, giving the audience the opportunity to engage with difficult topics through poetic language as well as through a rich musical and visual landscape. With this play, Henry re-imagines what a love story can be, re-imagines what a musical can be, and proposes a world in which all lost or missing individuals are worthy of being found.
See it if your interested in seeing new work with a quirky downtown feel. Not a clear linear narrative but an interesting journey.
Don't see it if your looking for a traditional linear play . If your not open to the use of puppetry and musical interludes in the midst of dramatic moments