RETRIBUTION @ The Lambs Theatre

By Mark Shapiro – Based on the novel “Who Shall Live, Who Shall Die” by Daniel Stern



Original Music by Osvaldo Golijov, Set Design by Narelle Sissons, Costume Design by Candace Donnelly, Lighting Design by Christopher Landy, Sound Design by David Lynd, Fight Direction by Rick Sordelet, Production Stage Manager Marci Glotzer


(Reviews Below Slideshow)


Jack Laufer (Judah)
Jack Laufer (Judah)
Jenna Stern (Marianne), Stuart Zagnit (Larry), Walter Hudson (Joe), Dennis Christopher (Carl), Paul Stolarsky (Paul), Jack Laufer (Judah)
Jenna Stern (Marianne), Stuart Zagnit (Larry), Walter Hudson (Joe), Dennis Christopher (Carl), Paul Stolarsky (Paul), Jack Laufer (Judah)
Dennis Christopher (Carl), Jenna Stern (Marianne), Jack Laufer (Judah)
Dennis Christopher (Carl), Jenna Stern (Marianne), Jack Laufer (Judah)
Dennis Christopher (Carl), Paul Stolarsky (Paul)
Dennis Christopher (Carl), Paul Stolarsky (Paul)
Jack Laufer (Judah), Jenna Stern (Marianne)
Jack Laufer (Judah), Jenna Stern (Marianne)
Jenna Stern (Marianne), Dennis Christopher (Carl)
Jenna Stern (Marianne), Dennis Christopher (Carl)
Dennis Christopher (Carl), Jenna Stern (Marianne)
Dennis Christopher (Carl), Jenna Stern (Marianne)
Dennis Christopher (Carl)
Dennis Christopher (Carl)
Jenna Stern (Marianne), Dennis Christopher (Carl), Jack Laufer (Judah)
Jenna Stern (Marianne), Dennis Christopher (Carl), Jack Laufer (Judah)
Dennis Christopher (Carl), Jenna Stern (Marianne), Jack Laufer (Judah)
Dennis Christopher (Carl), Jenna Stern (Marianne), Jack Laufer (Judah)
Jack Laufer (Judah), Dennis Christopher (Carl)
Jack Laufer (Judah), Dennis Christopher (Carl)


“The real surprise occurred for us last night at the Lamb’s Theatre.  The play is called Retribution.  It is provocative and unrelenting. If you don’t hang on to your seat, you’ll be swept away by the surprisingly gripping and dynamic performances. A play that is worthy of your attention.” – WQXR Radio

“Michael Unger keeps Retribution moving briskly toward a surprise conclusion.” – NY Post

“…this is a sensitive approach to highly-charged material and there are moments in which the conflicts of Retribution take on a theatrical electricity… The play raises many questions about our fundamental beliefs, exposing them to probing that is provocative, if somewhat uncomfortable.” – NY Citysearch.com

“…the dramatic scenes at the end of Retribution are shattering.” – In Theatre

“Michael Unger has staged the play in the heightened mannerof a Deathtrap-type evening.  The actors emerge as sincere figures in a fictional landscape, no more real than the New York of Damon Runyon.” – Aisle Say Internet Magazine

“Retribution makes a strong impact at The Lambs Theatre.” – AP News

“Mr. Unger deserves high praise for punctuating the shifting moods and mounting tension with music… that underscores the sensitivity and intelligence brought to this play.” – Curtain Up