The New Jewish Theatre

2012-2013 Productions

The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER
S M T W T F S
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 15 16 18
19 22 23 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 5 6 8

The iconic story of Anne Frank who hid with her family and four others in the annex of her father's factory. In this gripping and transcendently powerul new adaptation of the original story based on Anne's diary, we see anne as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of the time with astonishing honesty, wit and determination.This young girl's remarkable diary has become a testament to the human spirit and illuminates Anne's unwavering belief in justice and love. This moving, true story is essential viewing for every generation - a new adaptation for a new generation.

 

October 11 - November 2

Director: Gary Wayne Barker

Cast:

Anne - Samantha Moyer
Otto Frank - Bobby Miller *
Mrs. Frank - Amy Loui *
Margot Frank - Taylor Steward
Mr. Van Daan - Jason Grubbe *
Mrs. Van Daan - Margeau Steinau
Peter Van Daan - Leo Ramsey
Mr. Dussel - Terry Meddows *
Miep - Stefanie Kluba
Mr. Kraler - Eric Dean White
SS Officer - Nathan Schroeder
Collaborators - Craig Jones, Erik Kuhn

Single Tickets available August 15

Becoming Dr. Ruth by Mark St. Germaine

DECEMBER
S M T W T F S


4 6
7 10 11 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21


There's more to famed sex therapist, Dr. Ruth Westheimer than meets the eye. Known from her career as a pioneering media sex therapist, Dr. ruth has spoken frankly about sexual matters since her 1980 radio program. Few, however, know the incredible journey that preceded the fame. From her time as a youth fleeing from the Nazi's in the Kindertransport, Joining the Haganah, coming to America, marrying three times, we learn that there is much more to the 4'7" matronly therapist than meets the eye. Join her on this humourous, hope-filled journey filled with the honesty and the life affirming spirit of the girl who became "Dr. Ruth."

 

December 4 - 21

Director: Jerry McAdams

Cast
Dr. Ruth - Susie Wall *

Single Tickets available August 15

Imagining Madoff by Deborah Margolin

JANUARY - FEBRUARY
S M T W T F S
18 21 22 24
25 28 29 31
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 11 12 14

A fantasia conjured by the playwright featuring an imagined conversation between unrepentant Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff and Holocaust survivor, poet and investment client Solomon Galkin. In an all-night study session, these two Jewish men find themselves in a moral showdown as they banter about a myriad of subjects from baseball, to the Talmud, to human decency and the story of Abraham and Isaac. The play concerns itself with the terrible beauty and magnificent danger of absolute faith, either in God or men. As an audience, we share a sense, even to the end, that we can change what's already past. It is a moral investivagion.

 

January 22 - February 8

Director: Lee Anne Mathews

Cast
Bernie Madoff - Bobby Miller *
Solomon Galkin - Wayne Salomon *
A Secretary - Julie Layton

Single Tickets available August 15

Sight Unseen by Donald Margulies

MARCH
S M T W T F S
8 11 12 14
15 18 19 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29


Jonathan Waxman, a Brooklyn Jew, has become a wealthy, critically acclaimed artist so popular that collectors will buy his work "sight unseen." In London for a major retrospective of his work, Johathan impulsively decides to journey to the countryside to visit his former model and lover Patricia in the Norfolk farmhouse where she lives and works with her archeologist husband, Nick. In the process, we begin to question the tangled relationsps of art, money, love and inspiration. It is also a commentary on the sacrifices entailed in getting older - and getting ahead.

 

 

March 12 - 29

Director: Bobby Miller

Cast
Jonathan - Aaron Orion Baker *
Patricia - Emily Baker
Nick - David Wassilak
Grete - Emily Piro

Single Tickets Available August 15

My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding by David Hein & Irene Sankoff

MAY
S M T W T F S
3 6 7 9
10 13 14 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 27 28 30
31

YOU'RE INVITED TO A WEDDING!!! This is a tuneful, terrific show based on the true story of the playwright's mother. MMLJWW has a message everyone can take home with them, mo matter what religion, seuality or side of the spirit world you favor. It is a musical about finding and honoring tru, fulfilling love, a universal story about parents and children, falling in love, and finding out who you are. It is unapologetically politica, irreverently funny and is definitely life-affirming. MMLJWW explores in a delightfully tuneful way, today's hot topic issue of marriage equality. This sweet and funny musical has heart and soul and couldn't be more timely.

 

May 7 - 31

 

Director: Edward Coffield

Cast
David - Ben Nordstrom *
Claire, his mother - Laura Ackermann *
Jane - Deborah Sharn
Garth/others - John Flack *
Irene/Penny/others - Jennifer Theby-Quinn
Michelle/Becki/others - Anna Skidis
Young David/others - Braden Phillips
Pilot/others - Pete Winfrey

Single Tickets Available August 15