Days of Atonement

Days of Atonement

Days of Atonement, a North American Premiere Production

Boston’s Calderwood Pavilion in the South End :: June, 2017

There’s no hardball like family hardball. 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. 

Playwright Hanna Azoulay Hasfari :: Translator Shir Freibach

Director Guy Ben-Aharon :: Featuring Ramona Lisa Alexander*, Jackie Davis*, Adrianne Krstansky*, Dana Stern

Scenic Design Cristina Todesco** :: Lighting Design Scott Pinkney** :: Costume Design Charles Schoonmaker** :: Sound Design Tony Meola** & Zach Williamson** :: Production Stage Manager Adele Nadine Traub* 

Producer Circle Members

Sponsors The Rita J. and Stanley H. Kaplan Family Foundation: Nancy & Mark Belsky, Susan B. Kaplan, Scott K. Belsky and Gila K. Belsky, Judith & Douglass Krupp :: Producers Naomi & Roger Gordon, Patti & Louis Grossman, Lizbeth & George Krupp, Amy Merrill :: Executive Wendy Liebow & Scott Burson, Dalia & Oved Cahana Amitay, Bruce Steiner :: Associate Christopher Atwood & Jeffrey Kubiatowicz, Naomi & Saul Cohen, Zelda & Elkan Gamzu, Ruth & Bruce Lynn, Lillian Sober Ain, Suzy & Herb Tobin


For photos from the production, click here. For photos from the first rehearsal, click here.


The Boston Globe: “Darkly comic look at sibling rivalries and family ties”…read more at

Broadway World: “a quartet of strong, complex performances” with “genuine warmth,” this production is “universal in nature,” “drawing attention to every word” …read more at

Jewish Journal of MA: “This production is theater at its finest!” “An emotionally charged drama” …read more at

South End News: “a moving drama,” “a theater blessing” …read more at

WBUR: “A nuanced, highly charged drama” that is both “warm and funny” …read more at


Your perspective is what stimulates dialogue. Daily dialogues were led by: Rabbi Suzie Jacobson of Temple Israel, Jessica Alpert Silber of WBUR, Renee Graham of The Boston Globe, Amory Sivertson of WBURBrynna Bloomfield and Dalia Cahana Amitay of Israeli Stage, Playwright and Actress Melinda Lopez, Playwright Hanna Azoulay Hasfari, Dean of Liberal Arts at Emerson College Amy Ansell

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