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.

CHURCH & STATE

CHURCH & STATE

By JASON ODELL WILLIAMS

Two Staged Readings

Directed by FRED STERNFELD and featuring: Chris Bizub, John Busser, Ursula Cataan*, Klara Hricik and Kristin Netzband* (*appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)

MONDAY, JUNE 25 & TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Hosted by DOBAMA THEATRE, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH

On the eve of his bid for re-election, a North Carolina senator finds his off-the-cuff remark to a blogger a potential career ender. In the aftermath of a school shooting, he questioned out loud his own faith in God. With dueling advice from his devoutly Christian wife and his liberal Jewish campaign manager, he must minimize the damage to his career and his soul. Church & State, “A Serious Comedy, Honest to God,” is an explosive look at our broken political system. In 2017, the play was nominated for Best New Play by the Off Broadway Alliance.

New York-based Jason Odell Williams is an Emmy-nominated writer and producer whom the L.A. Times has dubbed “a postmodern Clifford Odets.” Other play titles include: Handle with Care (New York Times Critics’ Pick); The Science of Guilt, The Jungle Gym and Baltimore in Black & White. He and his wife, Charlotte Cohn, have adapted Personal Statement, his first novel, for the big screen.

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