Join us for our fifth year: A season of Divine Comedy!
Written by Anat Gov.
Translated by Anthony Berris.
Adapted by Guy Ben-Aharon.
Bay Area Premiere
"Oh, God!" was first produced by Israeli Stage in Boston, MA.
This witty, poignant play from prominent Israeli playwright Anat Gov presents a psychotherapist, who is a single mother of an autistic child, who finds herself in session with a new, desperate patient: God.
Ella – Melissa Weinstein
G – Drew Benjamin Jones
Saturday, November 11 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 12 at 2:00pm.
You can attend a free preview and talk about the show at Congregation Beth David, 19700 Prospect Ave. in Saratoga on October 28 after Saturday morning services and kiddush (kiddush usually ends around 1:00pm.) This is part of Congregation Beth David's monthly Artists Group series.
Please note: this play does contain some adult language.
The Creation of the World and Other Business by Arthur Miller
From the writer of Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, and many others, comes an equal parts comedic and deep retelling of the story of Adam, Eve, and their family as a metaphor for the universal battle between good and evil.
Auditions, open to the public:Monday, January 29 and on Tuesday, January 30 from 7:00-9:00pm.
Performance dates: Saturday, April 28 at 7:00pm and Sunday, April 29 at 2:00pm.
Check out cast lists, photos and information boards from past seasons here
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.
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.
About the Director Doug Brook has directed numerous award-winning productions locally, including several at South Bay Musical Theatre in Saratoga. He recently made an award-winning appearance as Tevye in WVLO's Fiddler on the Roof, and two of his plays have been produced off-off-Broadway in New York. He is a member of the TheatreWorks New Play Committee and has directed several new works readings at City Lights Theatre Company in San Jose. He is Executive Director of Silicon Valley Shakespeare, a member of The Dramatists Guild, and a Vice President of the international Alliance for Jewish Theatre.
Watch a short video of comedy clips from our past performances!
For more information about past performances click here
All Cultural Arts programs at the APJCC are made possible, in part, by generous contributions from Sylvia & Leonard Metz, Doris & Rick z"l Davis, and an anonymous donor.
Theatre Chevruta, a Jewish Readers Theatre, is made possible, in part, by a generous gift from Virginia & Randy Hess.
The APJCC is proud to be a part of the Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, co-funded by the Koret Foundation and the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, and supported further by the Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and other generous supporters.
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