“a briskly paced romp through daydreams” –The New York Times
“charmingly original” – The Huffington Post
“delivers the goods, and much more!” -The Happiest Medium

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Alice Jankell, director
Originally from New York City, Alice has acted and directed on both coasts.  For Disney, Alice helped to create and develop new Broadway musicals.
As Associate Artistic Director of The Williamstown Theater Festival, her directing work included AS YOU LIKE IT, the World Premier of DINAH WAS based on Dinah Washington, and ENOUGH ROPE, the special event on Dorothy Parker starring Elaine Stritch.  Alice has worked and learned at venues as varied as the Mark Taper, The Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, La Mama, City Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, CBS, and Paramount Studios.   Favorite acting roles include Teresa in Italian American Reconciliation, Dunyasha in The Cherry Orchard, and a solo performance, backed by the L.A. Philharmonic, at the Hollywood Bowl.  Recently, Alice worked on developing and directing a commercial theater celebration of the work of Macarthur Award winning choreographer Elizabeth Streb, with music by David Johansen.   She is currently directing cast members of “The Sopranos” as they return to the stage in CENTENNIAL CASTING, and is developing a new musical.  Alice is the Creative Director of FAB Women, (For, About and By Women) at The Barrow Group.  Education: Wesleyan University, and Masters at NYU. 

Performing at
Richmond Shepard Theatre
309 East 26th Street

In “The Goddess” a contemporary New York couple pushes the boundaries of their marriage by agreeing to openly pursue multiple partners.  Will their respect for each other’s freedoms promote greater intimacy?  Or will their exploration open up a Pandora’s box of unanticipated challenges?  Into this modern world a woman of mysterious origin inserts herself to lead our couple to a therapy of ancient prescription and modern import.

Developed by the husband-and-wife team of Justine Lambert and Kenny Nowell, “The Goddess” openly tackles one of society’s hot topics, the sanctity and natural necessity of marriage.


Set and Costume Design by Deb O
Lighting Design by Stephen Arnold
Sound Design by Ryan Milligan
Stage Manager Casey Leigh Hagwood
Assistant Directors Casey Bessette and Meghan Aul
Associate Producer Frankie Dailey

Quotes from The Goddess:

"My husband recognizes that this young woman is sexually attractive –"

"There’s nothing wrong with us.  I swear to God.  But there’s something wrong with what marriage does to people."

"...this sudden gust of autumn wind blew through your tits."

Looking Glass Theatre,  uses non-naturalistic theatrical exploration, and a feminist-leaning aesthetic to push the boundaries of our imagination, and to challenge our understanding of the world.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors Equity Association
Equity approved showcase

A Modern-Day Fairy Tale about Open Marriage

Oct 10 to Nov 3
Thu thru Sat at 8pm, Sun at 3pm
No perf Thu Oct 24, Added perf Sat Oct 26 at 4:30pm
Tickets $18
Fidelity, monogamy, survival of the species?  “The Goddess” pops the question!
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"Brisk, funny and smart!"
"A date-night show that's practically guaranteed to spark animated conversation!"
Read the full review here
Barbara Lee Horn—Performing Arts INSIDER and lively-arts.com.

THE GODDESS by Justine Lambert and Kenneth Nowell is the funniest sex
comedy I’ve ever seen-- an intriguing, well-written play about a
couple ( Tricia Alexandro and Richard Busser) who, nudged by a Goddess
figure (Claudia Mason), decide to try Open Marriage--  yield to all
temptations and have sexual adventures.  It’s a jump back to the
pre-AIDS 1970’s when many people in the big cities gave “Free Love” a
shot.  Michael Kingsbaker and Sarah Nedwek each play several
well-defined tempters.  Clearly directed, with pace and energy, by
Alice Jankell, the love scenes are hot, the acting is all top level
(Ms Alexandros’ is a tour-de-force) and as the Goddess segues from
flower-crowned to horned, questions arise (and remain). Costumes by
Deb O properly reflect character and her platform set works well.
Lighting by Stephen Arnold  illuminates the action perfectly. Try it--
you’ll like it.  (Not Open Marriage--  the play Goddess.)

Thru November 4 at Richmond Shepard Theatre- 309 E. 26th St-- 866/811-4111.

"The play is fast moving, often erotically charged and thought provoking."
"a novel and daring play"
Theater Pizzaz
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"Hurry, Hurry, Hurry to The Goddess"
Theater Pizzaz
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