Oh God

Oh God by Anat GovOh God

by Anat Gov

in staged readings directed by Dorothy Silver

and featuring Tom Fulton*, Laura Perrotta* and Neil Kelly.

(*Member, Actors’ Equity Association)

SUNDAY, MAY 1, at 7 p.m.
TUESDAY, MAY 3, at 7 p.m. SOLD OUT

Hosted by
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

A 42-year-old Israeli psychologist has her hands full as the single mother of a severely disabled teenage son. One day, a new client arrives for what becomes a desperate, no holds barred therapy session. Seems this Almighty stranger has given up on the world, with “issues” dating back thousands of years. OH GOD is a probing, funny and deeply moving work by beloved Israeli playwright Anat Gov (1953-2013).

ANAT GOV was one of the foremost playwrights in Israeli theatre. Among her produced works produced at the Cameri Theatre in Tel Aviv: Happy Ending (2011); A Warm Family (2009); Oh God (2008); Househusband (2004); Lysistrata 2000 (2001), and Best Friends (1999). She was a translator of works by David Hare and Bertolt Brecht; a television writer and a journalist.

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RESERVATIONS ARE REQUESTED

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Exquisite Potential

Exquisite Potential by Stephen Kaplan

Exquisite Potential by Stephen Kaplan;  Logo by Michael John Ciszewski

Exquisite Potential

by Stephen Kaplan

in staged readings directed by Scott Miller*

featuring Curt Arnold, Anjanette Hall*, Wendy Kriss,
Chris Richards* and George Roth*

(*Member, Actors’ Equity Association)

SUNDAY, NOV 8, at 7 p.m.
MONDAY, NOV 9, at 7 p.m.

Hosted by
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

All parents think their children are great. Alan Zuckerman just happens to think his three-year-old son, David, is the Messiah. Alan and his wife, Laura, visit their rabbi to discuss David’s possible divinity. Thirty years later, everyone older and wiser, it appears that Dad might have been onto something.

STEPHEN KAPLAN’s playwriting honors include: the New American Comedy Showcase Award (The Book of Daniel); semi-finalist for PlayPenn, Ashland New Play Festival, MTWorks’ Newborn Festival (A Real Boy); and New Jersey Playwrights Contest, DezArt Performs’ Reading Series, Across the Generations New Jewish Play Festival, and finalist for the Woodward-Newman Drama Award (Exquisite Potential.) He is New Jersey’s Regional Representative to the Dramatists Guild. Stephen will attend the Sunday performance and lead a talkback.

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The Revisionist

The Revisionist

Dorothy Silver & Andrew Rothman

The Revisionist

by Jesse Eisenberg

a staged reading directed by Jacqi Loewy

featuring Dorothy Silver, Andrew Rothman, George Roth* and Jacqi Loewy*

(*Member, Actors’ Equity Association)

SUNDAY, JULY 12, at 2 p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 13, at 7 p.m.

Hosted by
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

In this acclaimed off-Broadway play, a blocked young novelist travels to his cousin’s home in Poland, hoping to be left alone with this thoughts. He finds instead a 75-year-old survivor with an urgent need to connect with family she barely knows. As their stories unfold, the nature of “family” – and “connection” – becomes less and less clear.

Jesse Eisenberg is an Academy Award-nominated actor, playwright and humorist for The New Yorker. His first play, Ascuncion, was nominated for a Drama League Award. His third play, The Spoils, recently opened off-Broadway. Among his film acting credits: The Social Network, Now You See Me, Adventureland, and Zombieland. Up next, he plays Superman’s nemesis in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

ADMISSION IS FREE, ALTHOUGH DONATIONS ARE WELCOME

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G-d’s Honest Truth

G-d's Honest Truth by Renee Calarco

G-d’s Honest Truth by Renee Calarco

G-d’s Honest Truth

by Renee Calarco

Directed by Wendy Kriss

and featuring Khaki Hermann, Stuart Hoffman, Tim Keo, Valerie Kilmer, Christine Mcburney, Laura Perrotta*, Scott Plate*, and Greg Violand*

(*Member, Actors’ Equity Association)

SUNDAY, APRIL 26, at 2 p.m.

MONDAY, APRIL 27, at 7 p.m.

Co-produced and hosted by
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Larry and Roberta, a well-meaning, well-to-do suburban couple, have rescued a Torah that survived the Holocaust and donated it to their synagogue. So why does the shul in the next town have one, too? G-d’s Honest Truth asks how far we will go to believe a story too good to be true. The play took first prize in the 2014 Jewish Plays Project international playwriting competition.

RENEE CALARCO is a Washington, D.C. based playwright and proud founding member of the playwrights’ group The Welders. Her other plays include The Religion Thing (2013 nominee for Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play); Short Order Stories (2007 winner, MacArthur Award); The Mating of Angela Weiss, Bleed, and others. Her plays have been produced and developed by Theater J, Charter Theatre, Geva Theatre, Project Y, Adventure Theatre, Pinky Swear Productions, Doorway Arts, The Jewish Plays Project, and the Source Theatre Festival. The Welders will produce the world premiere of Our National Museum of the Unforeseen Tragedy in September 2015.

ADMISSION IS FREE, ALTHOUGH DONATIONS ARE WELCOME

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G-d's Honest Truth Cast

G-d’s Honest Truth Cast

G-d's Honest Truth

Scott Plate, Stuart Hoffman, Laura Perrotta
(Credit: Elaine Siegel)

Coming in 2015

Interplay announces 2015 productions

at Dobama Theatre:

G-D’S HONEST TRUTH

by Renee Calarco

April 26 & 27, 2015

THE REVISIONIST

by Jesse Eisenberg

JULY 12 & 13, 2015

EXQUISITE POTENTIAL

by Stephen Kaplan

November 8 & 9, 2015

 

 And with the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage:

THE BASEBALL PLAYS: SEVENTH INNING STRETCH

April 19, at the Maltz Museum

August 16, at League Park

 

A HAPPY END, by Iddo Netanyahu

October 18, at the Maltz Museum