The Hearing, co-translated by Israeli Stage House-Translator Natalie Fainstein and Guy Ben-Aharon, will receive its American Premiere on November 12th at 3PM and 7PM at Emerson College’s Paramount Center, and on November 20th at 6:30PM at Temple Israel of Boston in celebration of Israeli Stage’s 7th birthday. The piece, featuring Lonnie Farmer, Maureen Keiller, Melinda Lopez and Nael Nacer, brings up questions of freedom of speech in educational settings. As is tradition in Israeli Stage, formidable experts are secured to lead dialogues; Dr. Bob Weintraub, former Headmaster of Brookline High School, Lee Pelton, President of Emerson College, Annissa Essaibi-George, Boston City Councilor at Large, Jeff Weiss, President of Lesley University, Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus at Harvard University. JewishBoston.com featured The Hearing as a way progressive docu-drama; a full page spread in The Brookline Tab said The Hearing is emblematic of Israeli Stage’s mission.
DAYS OF ATONEMENT :: An American Premiere Production
June 1 – 25, 2017 :: Calderwood Pavilion in Boston’s South End
Dynamic. Aggressive. Funny. Four estranged sisters reunite when their mother goes missing. Differences of religious beliefs, professions and class clash. And the Day of Atonement approaches. With a biting sense of humor, the Ohana family fills the room with warmth and love. Experience these four powerful women at their most vulnerable, struggling to reconnect, forgive and forget.
Tickets at http://bit.ly/doaboston
The Boston Globe Feature: Darkly comic look at sibling rivalries and family ties”…read more at BostonGlobe.com
Anat Gov’s Smash-Hit Comedy Oh God received the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Small/Fringe Production as well as the Outstanding Actress Award from the Boston Theatre Critics Association.
Actor Maureen Keiller, Board Chair Naomi Gordon, Director Guy Ben-Aharon, Actor Will Lyman and Board Member Jeff Kubiatowicz
Actress Maureen Keiller wrote: I am so thrilled that Oh God has been been recognized by the Boston Theatre Critics Association, receiving the Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding Small/Fringe Production and I am honored to have been awarded Outstanding Actress for my work in this beautiful play. Working with Israeli Stage has been a true joy in my life and being a part of Oh God has been one of the most profound and rewarding experiences of my career. Never have I been a part of a play that has moved so many people from such diverse walks of life. Christians, Orthodox Jews, atheists, therapists, parents of special needs children, all of these people were touched by our work in ways that I could never have imagined, sparking thoughtful and intelligent dialogue during each of our talkbacks. Speaking that beautiful text with the sublime Will Lyman was a privilege I shall never forget. Collaborating with him and Guy Ben-Aharon, the heart and soul behind Israeli Stage has been a gift for which I am truly grateful. I am so very proud to be a member of the Israeli Stage family and I thank the board, all of our incredible supporters, and all audiences engaged with work who made all of this possible.