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.
Theatre Chevruta's Premiere Season, 2013-2014: A Taste of Yiddish Theatre
For its first season, Theatre Chevruta presents staged readings of two iconic Jewish plays: Tevya and His Daughters, in December 2013, and God of Vengeance, in March 2014.
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.
God of Vengeance by Donald Margulies
an English-language adaptation of the iconic Yiddish play by Sholem Asch
Directed by Doug Brook
Saturday, March 8th | 8:00pm -- get tickets at the door; tickets no longer available online
Sunday, March 9th | 2:00pm -- get tickets at the door; tickets no longer available online
In Margulies' English-language adaptation of one of the most iconic and controversial plays from the Yiddish theatre, Jack Chapman runs a brothel on the first floor of his tenement and while he is prosperous, he is not virtuous. For his daughter Rivkele, however, Jack aspires for something more--respectability through her marriage to a religious scholar. But Rivkele's tender love affair with Manke, one of Jack's prostitutes, threatens to destroy the upcoming marriage, and with it, Jack's dream of redemption.
Tickets are $10 for JCC members, $8 for students and seniors, and $15 general admission. Enjoy a talkback with the director and actors after the Sunday performance. For more information, contact Jenessa at 408.357.7411 or email@example.com.
Co-sponsored by Keshet. Working for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life.
Sara -- Diane Milo
Rivkele -- Sara Morris
Manke -- Stina Mattson
Hindl -- Suska Varda
Basha -- Danni Horwitz
Reyzl -- Kristen Carder
Jack -- Tom Shamrell
Shloyme -- Steven Dick
Eli -- Rabbi James Greene
Aaron (Scribe) -- Charlie Marr
Orthodox Man -- Steven Dick
Prospective In-Law -- Charlie Marr