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Culture, The Exhibitionist "Wrestling Jerusalem": Telling the Complex Palestinian-Israeli Story

"Wrestling Jerusalem": Telling the Complex Palestinian-Israeli Story

With "Wrestling Jerusalem," his solo show at Intersection for the Arts, playwright and actor Aaron Davidman wants to do something seemingly impossible -- present the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, one of the most entrenched of our time, in a nuanced way-…
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Culture, Stage Dead Language Society

Dead Language Society

Yiddish, in the perception of today's popular culture, often seems to be an odd collection of endearment terms (bubbe, mensch) and, of course, a fun collection of complaints and insults (kvetch, bubkes, schmuck, feh!). Many words have slipped into everyday…
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Cherry Docs

In David Gow's gritty drama (whose title refers to the cherry red Dr. Martens boots popularly worn by skinheads), an ambitious lawyer, Danny (Aaron Davidman), improbably decides to defend a young neo-Nazi, Mike (Eric Rhys Miller), who's being held in…
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Calendar, Kid Stuff Just Plain Loony

Just Plain Loony

THURS 12/18 Sure, mocking dumb people is a laugh riot, but such humor has a way of edging into mean-spiritedness. That's why Moonwatcher: Return to Chelm for Chanukah is such a delight. Traveling Jewish Theatre's silly-but-sweet puppet-filled holiday musical extravaganza…
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Moonwatcher: A New Tale of Chelm for Chanukah

The fools of Chelm, that mythical village of schlemiels somewhere in Eastern Europe, have been visited and revisited by Jewish writers, who keep finding a metaphor in the town for the contemporary scene. This year, more or less for Chanukah,…
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A biblical anecdote with a twist, A Traveling Jewish Theater's Isaac is tremendously relevant. Based on the Old Testament tale in which a man's utter devotion to God leads him to perform a most ungodly act, David Schulner's play, albeit…
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God's Donkey

A Traveling Jewish Theater's reimagining of the life of Moses proves a true evening of contemporary sacrament (unlike, say, Corpus Christi). Director Corey Fischer and performers Eric Rhys Miller and Aaron Davidman collaborate with composer Daniel Hoffman (who plays violin,…
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