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.

Now Circa Then

Now Circa Then

by Carly Mensch

in staged readings directed by Jacqi Loewy

and featuring Khadiyah Desilva and Michael Knobloch

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, at 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 2, at 7 p.m.

Hosted by
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Meet Julian and Josephine, an immigrant couple on New York’s Lower East Side, circa 1890. Meet Gideon and Margie, an unlikely pair of historical reenactors, circa now, who play Julian and Josephine for guests visiting a restored 19th century tenement museum. As they float from parlor to kitchen to bedroom, they move in and out of character. It turns out they both struggle with the same life choices that transcend time and demographics.


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