Theatre Chevruta

Theatre Chevruta – A Jewish Readers Theatre

Doug Brook, Artistic Directorchevrutalogo
Los Gatos, California

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 was founded in 2013, based at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley, in Los Gatos, California. Theatre Chevruta suspended operations at the APJCC after its fall 2017 performances.

2016-2017 season — A season of comedy

Fools -– by Neil Simon
April 22-23, 2017

Cantorial -– by Ira Levin
November 12-13, 2016

2015-2016 season — A season of remembrance

The Diary of Anne Frank -– by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman
April 9-10, 2016

Broken Glass -– by Arthur Miller
October 17-18, 2015

2014-2015 season — Newish Jewish Theatre

My Name is Asher Lev -– by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok
May 2-3, 2015

Original Synergy -– by Doug Brook, based on the international bestseller, The Bible, by God
October 25-26, 2014

2013-2014 season — A Taste of Yiddish Theatre

God of Vengeance -– by Donald Margulies, adapted from the Yiddish play by Sholem Asch
March 8-9, 2014

Tevya and His Daughters -– by Arnold Perl, based on the Tevye the Dairyman stories by Sholem Aleichem
December 7-8, 2013



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