Readers Theatre

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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.

Ascher LevMy 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!

My Name is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hasidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.
 "Thought-provoking, humorous and deeply insightful." -- Talkin' Broadway
Asher Lev: Tim Garcia
The Men: Steve Shapiro
The Women: Rebecca Wallace

$15 general admission, $10 JCC members
Saturday tickets, click here. Sunday tickets, click here.

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.

The APJCC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that welcomes everyone. We rely on generous donations to continue serving our community and those in need. A beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and a proud member of the JCC Association of North America. This website copyright 2015 Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley.

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