About Theatre Chevruta
Theatre is an exploration of culture, entertainment, and ideas, shared by the audience and performers. Chevruta is an exploration of the Talmud, shared by two people. Theatre Chevruta, through its productions and supplemental offerings (post-show talkbacks, preview lectures and discussions, etc.), exists to let audience and performers explore important, entertaining, and often unfamiliar offerings of Jewish theatre--Yiddish theatre, Israeli theatre, new works, obscured classics, and more.
For its sophomore season, 2014-15, Theatre Chevruta presents Newish Jewish Theatre: staged readings of new (or new-ish) works of Jewish theatre.
What is a staged reading? A staged reading is a fully cast, fully rehearsed presentation of a play with scripts in hand. Particularly popular in the development of new works and the revisiting of obscure works, the absence of lighting, sets, and costumes allows the focus to be on the actors and the words.
My Name is Asher Lev
by Aaron Posner
adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 | 7:00pm with a post-show talkback
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 | 2:00pm with a post-show talkback
Special Preview Talk at Congregation Beth David, Saturday, April 25th | 1:30pm
Check out our promo video here!
The Women: Rebecca Wallace
$15 general admission, $10 JCC members
Theatre Chevruta is made possible, in part, by generous gifts from Virginia & Randy Hess, and in loving memory of David & Lotty Hakim.
All Cultural Arts programs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Sylvia & Leonard Metz, and Doris & Rick Davis.