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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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Culture, Stage Mulishly Good

Mulishly Good

The title God's Donkey refers to the burdens Moses took on as deliverer of the Jews. The self-exiled young Egyptian with a stutter -- in Corey Fischer's brief but marvelous show -- becomes an eloquent prophet and wizardly scourge of…
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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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Una Noche de Sueños Vidi Flores: A Dream of Flowers

When most people think of Jewish theater, they tend to envision Woody Allen-esque humor or dramatic retellings of historical persecution -- not fiery dance numbers put to sensual tango music. A Traveling Jewish Theater has set out to shatter this…
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Calendar, Night&Day Language of Love

Language of Love

Until the Inquisition, Spain was home to a thriving community of Jews, who lived in relative peace as scholars and merchants alongside Muslims and Christians. Like everyone else, they spoke Spanish, but after they were expelled in 1492 their medieval…
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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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