Staged Readings

2019-2020 Staged Readings

“Last season we presented two staged readings – THE LAST SEDER, by Jennifer Maisel and ARE YOU JEWISH? by Bruce J. Bloom, that were enormously successful,” says Saul Elkin, founding Artistic Director of JRT. “This season we bring you three Staged Readings directed by Adam Yellen, showcasing WNY actors.

HOLIDAY SHORTS

by Atlanta playwright Hank Kimmel

Monday, December 2, 7 p.m.

A funny series of offbeat, comic 10-minute plays ranging from the saucy to the sanguine to the sentimental, all featuring themes of the holiday season.

GOD OF VENGEANCE

by Sholem Asch
translation by Los Angeles playwright Steve Fife

Monday, January 13, 7 p.m.
Jewish Repertory Theatre, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst, NY (in the JCC)

Monday, January 20, 7 p.m.
The Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave., Buffalo, NY

A funny series of offbeat, comic 10-minute plays ranging from the saucy to the sanguine to the sentimental, all featuring themes of the holiday season.

An English translation of the Yiddish play that inspired the Broadway hit, INDECENT, which The Kavinoky Theatre is presenting, in collaboration with JRT, March 6 – 29, 2020. This event will also feature the JCC’s Yiddish Club performing a 10-minute excerpt of the play in Yiddish, which will expect will be particularly attractive to audiences because of the recent Yiddish production of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway.

FINDING MR. RIGHTSTEIN

by Buffalo born writer Nancy Kelton

Monday, June 8, 7 p.m.

In this heartbreaking, hilarious memoir, Nancy Davidoff Kelton takes us from the gray house of her Buffalo childhood with a depressed mother who was in and out of "the nervous hospital," to the often daunting but never dull world of dating as a divorced mom in Manhattan.

The Jewish Repertory Theatre’s productions of HOLIDAY SHORTS and GOD OF VENGEANCE will be free events, with donations encouraged to help support the theatre. FINDING MR. RIGHTSTEIN will be part of the JCC’s Book & Arts Fair and will be a ticketed event ($10/general, $5/students). Reservations are recommended. To reserve your seats call 716-688-4114, ext. 335 or email jrt@jccbuffalo.org

All staged readings to take place in the
Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre unless otherwise noted
2640 North Forest Road, JCC of Greater Buffalo

Reservations encouraged!
Contact: Patricia Quinn
688-4114, ext. 335

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