INTERPLAY JEWISH THEATRE, founded in 2011 by Cleveland playwright Faye Sholiton, produces free staged readings of outstanding plays that view the contemporary world through a Jewish lens.

INTERPLAY is a community-generated effort to revive a century-old tradition, but with a contemporary flavor. Our professional actors and directors bring to life some of the most compelling drama – and raucous comedy – written by today's most gifted writers.

INTERPLAY runs entirely on donations. Patrons are invited to drop cash or checks in our fishbowl to “play it forward” and cover the cost of the next reading.

ROCKET CITY, ALABAM’

By MARK SALTZMAN

Directed by Katia Schwarz

Featuring: Sara Bogomolny, John Busser, Nate Homolko, Larry Nehring*, Kristin Netzband*, Laura Perrotta*, Tammy Shanley, Cory Kilpatrick Steele, David Vegh* and Bobby Williams. (*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Assn.)

SUNDAY, APRIL 28 at 2 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 29 at 7 p.m.

Hosted by Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., OH

Shortly after World War II, the U.S. Army placed captured Nazi rocket scientists in the town of Huntsville, Alabama, to manufacture guided atomic missiles. Wernher Von Braun and friends were not a welcome sight for the town’s well-established, but still jittery Jewish community. Was it possible to move past personal anguish with these new neighbors for the sake of economic expediency? Playwright Mark Saltzman, who is also a screenwriter and seven-time Emmy Award winner, will attend the April 28th performance and lead a talkback. This reading is presented as part of the Holocaust Theater Initiative’s “Remembrance Readings,” organized by the National Jewish Theater Foundation.

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