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.

A Position of Relative Importance

A Position of Relative ImportanceA POSITION OF RELATIVE IMPORTANCE

A new comedy by Hal Borden

Directed by Brian Zoldessy

and featuring Luke Brett, Carly Germany*, Drew Rothman, Greg Violand* and Brian Zoldessy*

(*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers)

Sunday, July 13 at 2 p.m.
Monday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

Co-produced and hosted by:
DOBAMA THEATRE, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Frank Truman has a masters in philosophy from NYU, lives at home, and boasts “barista of the month” as his greatest professional achievement. His attempts to climb the corporate ladder are thwarted when potential employers do an Internet search: his name has been co-opted by the cantankerous retiree Joseph Silverman, author of a controversial blog. When Frank tracks down Silverman and begs him to adopt another nom de screen , the old man offers a different kind of help: a job interview at a mysterious company. It’s then we see how far an ambitious young man will go to land a job he knows nothing about.

HAL BORDEN earned a master’s degree in Screenwriting from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, where he won the Hal Kanter Comedy Writing Award. A Position of Relative Importance shared first prize at the 2013 FutureFest Festival of New Plays in Dayton, won top honors at Penobscot Theatre’s Northern Writes Festival, and was a finalist in new play contests at Abingdon Theater (NYC), Bloomington Playwrights Project (IN), and Tangent Theatre Tivoli (NY), among other honors. Borden, the proud father of two dachshunds, writes – and practices trademark law – in Philadelphia. He will attend the Sunday performance.


Reservations requested at (216) 393-PLAY; or

Future Interplay Readings at Dobama:

September 15, 2014 Divided Among Themselves by Hank Kimmel