The New Jewish Theatre

2012-2013 Productions

The Good Doctor by Neil Simon

OCTOBER
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Neil Simon's spin on the short stories of Anton Chekhov. Between Simon's humor and Chekhov's pathos, we have a series of vignettes expertly woven together by a narrator/writer (Chekhov?). From Broadway's master of comedy there are stories that are laugh-out-loud experiences depicting the absurd humor underlying even the most serious of circumstances. We promise to tickle your funny bone.

October 3 - 20, 2013

 Nominated for four TONY AWARDS


Director, Bobby Miller

Cast
Aaron Orion Baker *
Teresa Doggett
Jason Grubbe*
Alina Volobuyeva
David Wassilak

 

Hannah Senesh by David Schechter

DECEMBER
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Based on the actual diary and writings of Hungarian born, Israeli heroine Hannah Senesh, this life-affirming show is the haunting and poignant real life story of a young freedom fighter who parachuted behind Nazi lines to save Hungarian Jews. Her poems, writings and music live on today in many Jewish services.

December 5 - 22, 2013

Winner of LA DRAMALOGUE AWARD
Nominee for NEW YORK DRAMA DESK AWARD

Director, Kat Singleton

Performed by
Shanara Gabrielle*

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez

JANUARY - FEBRUARY
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A seriously injured Confederate soldier returns to the ruins of his once grand Richmond home at the end of the Civil War to find only two former slaves and no one else - creating an unlikely trio - a Jewish Confederate soldier and former slave owner and his two former slaves who were raised as Jews. As the three gather for a makeshift Passover Seder, they come to terms with their shared past and secrets as they ask the age-old question "Why is this night different from all other nights?"

January 30 - February 16

WINNER of the John Gassner New Play Award

 

Director, Doug Finlayson

Cast
Simon - J. Samuel Davis*
John - Gregg Fenner
Caleb - Austin Pierce

The Price by Arthur Miller

MARCH - APRIL
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Everything has a price. In one of the most emotional pieces that Arthur Miller ever wrote, two estranged brothers reunite for one day to sort and sell their deceased father's "furniture," before the building is torn down. The brothers are forced to deal with the price of decisions made in their shared past.

March 20 - April 6

Nominee for Tony Award for Best Play



Director, Bruce Longworth

Cast
Solomon - Bobby Miller*
Victor - Michael James Reed*
Walter - Jerry Vogel*
Esther - Kelley Weber

Old Jews Telling Jokes by Daniel Okrent & Peter Gethers

MAY - JUNE
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Think you've heard them all before? Think again! If you've ever had a mother, visited a doctor or walked into a bar with a priest, a rabbi and a frog, OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES will sit in the dark, give you a second opinion and ask you where you got that. You'll laugh til you plotz. It is a kosher pickle barrel full of laughes! Straight from NY, this is the first independent production.

May 8 - June 1


For Mature Audiences

 

Director, Edward Coffield

Cast
Dave Cooperstein
Johanna Elkana-Hale
Bobby Miller*
Craig Neuman
Stellie Siteman*