U.S. v Howard Mechanic

U.S. v Howard MechanicArt by Ralph Solonitz

by Faye Sholiton

a staged reading directed by Fred Sternfeld

and featuring Bob Abelman, Mary Alice Beck, Nicholas Chokan, Carlos Cruz, Bill Hoffman, Laurel Hoffman, Scott Miller*, Greg Violand*, and Jimmie Woody

(*Member, Actors’ Equity Association)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 at 7 p.m.  SOLD OUT: waiting list available

Hosted by
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Howard Mechanic, a Shaker native, found his life changed forever on the evening of May 4, 1970. He never dreamed that his presence at an anti-war rally would lead to his false arrest on federal charges and turn him into a fugitive for nearly 30 years. In 2000, at age 52, he would finally surrender to authorities to begin serving an open-ended sentence.

Adapted from Fugitive Candidate: The Autobiography of Howard Mechanic, the Last Prisoner of the Vietnam War, the play examines how on idealist struggles to stay whole while trying to reclaim his freedom and his good name.

The Cast of "US v Howard Mechanic"

Faye Sholiton with Howard Mechanic

Faye Sholiton with Howard Mechanic

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Jericho

Jericho

by Jack Canfora

in staged readings directed by Scott Plate

and featuring Natalie Green,* Anjanette Hall,* Wendy Kriss, Jason Markouc, Chris Richards* and Jon White.

(*Member, Actors’ Equity Association)

SUNDAY, JULY 10, at 2 p.m.
MONDAY, JULY 11, at 7 p.m. SOLD OUT

Hosted by
Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights

Set four years after 9/11, Jericho introduces two strangers still paralyzed by the tragedy. One lost a young husband; the other escaped a burning tower. They meet at a Thanksgiving dinner, where the holiday is dampened by their sorrow and guilt.

Jericho mixes biting humor with the many other ways we cope with loss and regret. The play was honored with the 2011 Edgarton Foundation Play Award and by the National New Play Network.

New York-based JACK CANFORA is a playwright, actor, musician, and teacher of high school English. His other produced works include: Place Setting and Poetic License; and his web series The Small Thing was awarded a 2016 Webby Award for Best Writing.

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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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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.

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