Theatre Special Event*
The Actual Dance
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 14, 2018 | 3:00 PM
Written and Performed by Samuel A. Simon
Presented in partnership with Congregation Beth Yeshurun Sisterhood and Houston Chapter of Hadassah
The Actual Dance is a moving, insightful one-act play performed by its author, Sam Simon, as he tells the story of his wife’s successful battle with breast cancer from a unique point of view – that of a husband and caretaker supporting his spouse and ultimate cancer survivor through her difficult journey. In his performance of “the dance,” Simon is accompanied by two, live, on-stage musicians.
Not included in Patron of the Arts offering.
Jewish Plays Project
Be a “fly on the wall” at this discussion of the top 10 selections from this year’s Jewish Playwriting Contest, sponsored by the Jewish Plays Project (JPP). Featuring JPP artistic director David Winitsky, The J’s Theatre Committee members and leading Houston theatre professionals, the conversation provides a rare opportunity to learn more about Jewish theatre in America.
God of Vengeance
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 | 8:00 PM
Staged Reading with Live Music by Lisa Gutkin
Written by Sholem Asch
Staged reading of Isaac Goldberg’s 1918 English translation of Sholem Asch’s controversial Yiddish play, God of Vengeance, whose initial 1923 Broadway run was closed due to charges of obscenity, and whose story inspired the Tony Award winning play, Indecent, by Paula Vogel. Lisa Gutkin, the Grammy winning composer of the Klezmatics and of the music of Indecent (whose story tracks the history of God of Vengeance) will perform her compositions and arrangements along with local musicians, Donald Jacobs and Velizar Shumanov, including additional new scoring composed especially for this event.
Moonlight and Magnolias
Feb 14, 16, 17 & 21, 23, 24, 2019
Written by Ron Hutchinson
It’s 1939 and hilarity abounds. From the memoirs of legendary screenwriter Ben Hecht comes this true story, now adapted for the stage. Movie mogul David Selznick has stopped production on Gone with the Wind. The screenplay is a disaster! Locked in his office with Hecht—one of the best script doctors in the biz—and director Victor Fleming, yanked from the set of The Wizard of Oz, the three have just five days to re-write the flop into one of the great films of all time – all while eating only bananas and peanuts!
Youth Theatre Programs
Featuring talented young performers from our community.
For more information on the programs listed above, please contact Amy Rahmani at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.595.8197.