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Community Conversation: 'What do we Love?’. Tuesday, February 13th
Tuesday, February 13th at 1 pm EST / 10 am PST / 8 pm Israel
Remote Event, via Zoom
Come together as a community to discuss what you love and value the most about Jewish Theatre. What do we love? Programs, People, and Places that celebrate Jewish Theatre. Please come into community to share what you love of Jewish Theatre right now.
FREE to Members, $18 for nonmembers. Please RSVP to attend. Non-Members, please remit payment at the link below and then email firstname.lastname@example.org for the event link.
Regranting Q & A
Online, on Zoom
FREE FOR ALL to attend
Tuesday, February 20th at 1 pm EST / 10 am PST
Join AJT's Executive Director to hear about AJT's Regranting Program. Learn about the application process and have a chance to ask questions.
The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad) by Aaron Henne
December 5th, 2023, Irvine, CA
January 25th, 2024, Baltimore, MD
February 11th, 2024, Seattle, WA
William Shakespeare likely wrote The Merchant of Venice between 1596 and 1598, only a few years after plague had temporarily closed London's theaters. This was a period of great uncertainty in English society, with ongoing conflicts taking their toll, concerns about the government's stability under an aging leader, and significant economic stresses. The anxieties associated with these societal pressures can perhaps be seen in Merchant in its portrayal of Shylock, the Jewish moneylender.
Bringing together elements of Merchant with Elizabethan history and news from 2020 to the present, The Merchant of Venice (Annotated), or In Sooth I Know Not Why I Am So Sad takes a kaleidoscopic view of the ways in which members of a society displace their fears on the "other" during times of upheaval.
N by David Alex
at Point Loma Playhouse, San Diego
February 23th-March 10th, 2024
Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm; Sundays at 3 pm
Directed by Milena Phillips & Dori Salois
Mrs. Page is a passionate social and political conservative African American woman. When her caregiver, Eddy, a White liberal actor, refuses to use the N-Word in a play he’s rehearsing, they each learn something about themselves from the other’s perspective.
This is the sixth production of N.
Please learn more about our member playwright David Alex at www.DavidAlex.net
Theatre Ariel presents: What's Wrong with this Picture by Donald Margulies
multiple locations in Philadelphia
March 9th-17th, 2024
Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 7 pm then 2 pm
The dead are meant to stay buried – aren’t they? Last week, Mort lost his wife to a terrible moo shoo pork tragedy. Now, though he’s technically done sitting shiva, he ignores the cries to “move on” from his exasperated family, won’t let anyone touch the unpacked furniture his wife ordered before her passing, and tries to relive the past through his son. Then, the incredible happens and sorrow turns to joy. But this seeming miracle brings with it a whole host of problems. Margulies, playwright of such hits as Collected Stories and Loman Family Picnic, navigates his characters through these conflicts in delightfully unexpected ways, delivering a dark comedy about death that is nonetheless filled with life.
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