Theatre Chevruta: a Jewish Readers Theatre presents a season of comedy.
Cantorial by Ira Levin
Saturday, November 12th at 7:00pm and Sunday, November 13th at 2:00pm
By the author of "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Stepford Wives"
A young interfaith couple moves into a Lower East Side home that used to be a synagogue. They find it haunted by the singing of the synagogue's former Cantor. Warren becomes obsessed by the singing and decides to restore the synagogue. Lesley, who is actually Jewish, is far less enthused about the voice, the project, and his newfound obsession.
Each show is followed by a post-show talkback with the cast.
Tickets: General admission $20, JCC members $15, students/seniors $10. JCC members, purchase tickets online in advance and your ticket is only $10.
For more information, contact Shir Gal Kochavi, Cultural Arts Director, at email@example.com or 408.357.7492.
Fools by Neil Simon
Saturday, April 22nd at 7:00pm and Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00pm
Leon Tolchinsky is ecstatic about his new teaching job in an idyllic Russian hamlet – until he finds the town is cursed with Chronic Stupidity and his job is to break the curse. He has 24 hours to break the curse or succumb to it himself. Renowned playwright Neil Simon's lovable fools follow in the fine tradition of Isaac Bashevis Singer's The Fools of Chelm.
Stay tuned for more information, or contact Shir Gal Kochavi, Cultural Arts Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 408.357.7492.
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.
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