By William Gibson
Two staged readings, directed by Faye Sholiton
Starring DOROTHY SILVER, with John Busser
MONDAY, JULY 1 & TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Hosted by Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., OH
Born in Kiev in 1898 and raised in Milwaukee, Goldie Mabovitch might have lived the relatively comfortable life of a 20th century American Jewish woman. But the call of Zionism beckoned. Arriving in Palestine in 1921, she would rise to become a world-renowned fundraiser, civil servant and politician – and a co-signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. Her election in 1969 as Israel’s Prime Minister positioned her in 1973 to confront one of the most agonizing decisions in the annals of modern warfare.
Playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker) wrote this review of Meir’s life as a series of late-night reminiscences. In 2003, Golda’s Balcony, starring Tovah Feldshuh, would become the longest-running one-woman show in Broadway history.
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AN EVENING WITH JAZZ VIOLINIST AARON WEINSTEIN
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018, 7 p.m.
Hosted by Dobama Theatre, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH
Widely considered one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation, Aaron Weinstein has been a featured soloist at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and in festivals around the world He’s performed and recorded with jazz icons like John Pizzarelli (who calls Aaron “a perfect musician”), Annie Ross and NY Pops founder, Skitch Henderson. Also a master of deadpan comedy, he’s been dubbed “The Groucho of the Violin” by Tony Bennett. Weinstein appears in celebration of Interplay Jewish Theatre’s 7th anniversary.
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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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By FAYE SHOLITON
Three staged readings
Monday, April 23,
Tuesday, April 24, and
Wednesday, April 25, at 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by DOBAMA THEATRE, 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., OH
Featuring Dorothy Silver, Laura Perrotta,* Jacqi Loewy,* Ryan Vincent and Margi Zitelli
(*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association)
Fifty years after her liberation from the Nazi death camps, Bracha Weissman still suffers the aftermath of her old trauma. When she allows Ann Meshenberg, the child of other survivors, into her home to take testimony for an archival videotaping project, Bracha considers the legacy she has left her own daughter. The Interview is a story about mothers, daughters and memory, about forgiving and being forgiven. Among the play’s honors: an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award and winner of three national new play contests. It has been produced on more than three dozen stages around the U.S. in the past 20 years. The event is part of the Holocaust Theater International Initiative’s “Remembrance Readings,” organized by the National Jewish Theatre Foundation. It is supported, in part, by a gift from the late Anne DesRosiers.
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