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Uncuffed

UNCUFFED

This perfect for Passover show explores how Jewish women break the ties that bind. In this poignant and funny show about freedom, a girl challenges her rabbi on her bat mitzvah day, a married couple’s infertility issues are forgotten in Thailand, a divorce has some unexpected outcomes,  and a woman accepts becoming a grandmother in an unconventional way. These and more true stories will leave you wanting more.
Run Time:  65 minutes
Cast:  Four Performers

The Art of Forgiveness

The Art of Forgiveness

Is there an art to forgiveness? Jewish women reveal their secrets to forgiving.  But do they ever forget? Find out in this moving and thought-provoking show that deals with sibling rivalry, betrayal, ex-husbands, a German’s plea for forgiveness and one woman’s ability to forgive herself after a horrible accident that takes a man’s life.  All this, and more, will bring you to tears.  There are moments of laughter as well.
Run Time:  Can be performed as a 30 or 70 Minute Show
Cast: Six Performers. Song and interactive art piece optional.

Beyond Jacob's Ladder

Beyond Jacob's Ladder

A modern retelling of an ancient story by 10 writers. These poignant stories are modern Madras on the Jacob passages from the Bible. A lifetime of love is thwarted by religious differences. God is found in prison. A father’s story about pregnancy. Sibling rivalry that doesn’t end well. Dog love and other animal tales. These and more will make you think, laugh, and cry.
Run Time: 65 minutes
Cast: Five Performers

Chutzpah & Salsa

CHUTZPAH & SALSA

True stories about what it means to have a Latina heart and a Jewish soul. The immigrant story you don’t know and won’t see anywhere else! Stories, poems and songs written by Latino Jews reveal funny, poignant, and pivotal moments in their lives as they share what it means to have a Latino heart and a Jewish soul. These stories will move you and make you laugh.
Run Time: 65 minutes
Cast: Five Performers.

Oh, Mother!

OH, MOTHER!

Setting the record straight about Jewish mothers. Jewish women have a thing or two to say about being Jewish moms and having Jewish moms. And what they have to say is anything but cliche!  Can one woman let go of her son gracefully as he marries?  Or another accept she has no grandchildren? Or a third be the mother she’s promised to be to her son’s birth mother?  Find out about these women and others in this wonderful show about motherhood.
Run Time:  75 Minutes
Cast: Seven Performers. Song optional.

Our Men Have Their Say

OUR MEN HAVE THEIR SAY

Eight distinguished, masculine authors (and two women) will bare their souls as three talented actors (and one actress) take audiences on a journey through erotic dreams about 90-year old Biblical heroines, disappointing parents by not showing up for Friday night dinner, surviving miscarriages and keeping scandalous secrets from a spouse through 50 years of marriage, plus more.
Run Time: 70 minutes
Cast: Four Performers

Saffron & Rosewater

SAFFRON & ROSEWATER

The perfume of Persian nights will transport you in a fragrant evening of stories, song, and lovely surprises. This original show explores the Persian Jewish woman’s experiences as: a child fleeing Iran, an immigrant adapting to a new home, a college student wishing to move to a dorm but defying her traditional father, a writer making it in America, and an immigrant celebrating Thanksgiving. The show features works by Persian powerhouse writers: Gina Nahai, Angella Nazarian, Farideh Golden, Esther Amini and Dora Levy Mossanen.
Run Time:  70 Minutes
Cast: Six Performers. Songs optional.

God Plans, and Woman Laughs

God Plans, And Woman Laughs

Strong Jewish women face life’s unexpected turns. What happens to a bunch of talented Jewish women who make solid plans for their future, but life has something else in store for them? This show explores the often surprising or heart-breaking outcomes to our dreams. One woman travels to Mexico, following the love of her life, only to discover he’s married.  Another tries to get pregnant with a man she doesn’t love.  Two friends find out what is important in life and friendship. And so much more!  This is a winner!
Run Time: 75 minutes
Cast: Six Performers.  Song optional.

My Bad, My Good

MY BAD, MY GOOD

Honest, revealing and funny
confessions of 20/30 somethings.
Confessions of pivotal moments in life – learning to love, settling the score, figuring out what makes someone Jewish, and other funny and revealing stories in this one-of-a-kind show.
Run Time:  60 Minutes
Cast:  Five Performers

Hold Me, Heal Me

Hold Me, Heal Me

How kindness comforts us even in our most broken moments. This evening of stories, poems, plays and songs will make you laugh, cry, and remember how acts of kindness impact your life.  An agoraphobic in Beverly Hills is helped out by a stranger on the phone in Mumbai. Ex-lovers meet in an airport 10 years post relationship and find the love is still there. A young woman who shares food with inmates is repaid with her life. A Shabbos goy is comforted by a rabbi.
Run Time: 70 minutes
Cast: Four/Five performers

Past & Present: Russian Jewish American Stories

Past & Present: Russian Jewish American Stories

Stories of leaving one land for another, settling in a new country, learning what it means to be a Jew out from under Communism or Perestroika. A unique show of stories, poetry, plays and song, which explores the humorous and poignant stories of Russian-speaking Jews – the life they lived in the FSU and the life they are living today as Americans.
Run Time:  70 Minutes
Cast: Five Performers.  Songs Optional.

Eden According to Eve

Eden According to Eve

Revisit Eve, Sarah, Miriam, Rebecca, and Delilah in an all-new way. What happens when Jewish women re-imagine bible stories from a feminine perspective and set the stories in today’s world? Find out in this raucous, moving, and ultimately thought-provoking evening of commissioned work that traverses such subjects as growing older, betrayal, suicide, divorce and rape.
Run Time: 60 Minutes
Cast: Five Performers. Song optional.

Unknown Stories of Biblical Proportions

Unknown Stories of Biblical Proportions

Stories  from our sacred texts are reinterpreted for the modern age. Any preconceptions are sure to be upended with this hilarious and provocative evening of stories, song and surprising moments that use bible stories and sacred texts to reveal truths about our lives today.
Run Time: 75 minutes
Cast: Six performers

Reckoning with Dad

Reckoning with Dad

Reckoning With Dad explores those moments in our lives when we either make peace or war with our fathers. A father teaches a daughter what it means to stick up for your values as he integrates his neighborhood. Another father tells his daughter a secret—that he was blacklisted—and stood up to McCarthy.  A daughter pays tribute to her survivor father.  Another daughter makes peace with her father as he’s dying.
Run Time: 65 Minutes
Cast: Six Performers

Sex, Lies, & Virtual Relationships

Sex, Lies, & Virtual Relationships

This startling, funny, thought-provoking show examines the connect and disconnect of relationships in the age of the Internet. Facebook is used to offer a confession from 45 years ago.  A woman is jealous of the navigation device in her husband’s car, mostly because she used to tell her husband where to go.  A lonely, rejected married woman explores an all-marrieds dating site only to find a love she cannot have.  A cyber obit makes an actor more famous in death than in life.
Run Time: 75 minutes
Cast: Five performers

He Said…She Said

He Said…She Said

A provocative show full of surprises and laughs as men and women tell all  about fun, family, and fooling around. An evening of stories, short plays, and songs from Jewish men, and Jewish women. A husband and wife recount their funny first meeting…but who is telling the truth?  A mother and son share their stories about the dark days of divorce, but each remembers something different. An 11-year-old Hebrew school student falls in love with the matriarch Sarah and is caught red-handed by his old-world teacher. The loss of a husband/father and the ritual of mourning brings a mother and daughter together.
Run Time:  65 minutes
Cast:  Five Performers. Song optional.

Temptation

Temptation

A delicious and dangerous discovery of secrets of Jewish women in this sometimes shocking and mostly surprising show that will surely evoke laughter and tears but most of all remind you how seductive temptation can be.
Run Time: 65 Minutes
Cast: Six Performers

The Moment You Knew

The Moment You Knew

Moments of revelation and discovery in a Jewish woman’s life. This show explores the lives and experiences of a group of Jewish women at seminal moments.  The turning point when a parent dies, a career is left, love is renewed. You will laugh, cry and see yourself revealed in these true stories.
Run Time:  75 Minutes
Cast: Eight Performers. Songs optional.

A Full Cup

A Full Cup

A show that looks at gratitude. When Jewish women count the blessings in their lives, be prepared to laugh and cry in this no-holding-back show of quick wit and deep emotion about gratitude.  Features original work by five wonderful LA writers.
Run Time:  75 Minutes
Cast: Ten Performers (can do with fewer).
Songs Optional. Short film optional.

The Blessing of a Broken Heart

The Blessing of a Broken Heart

Based on an Award-winning memoir by Sherri Mandell. This one-woman show follows Sherri Mandell, a young American mother, who moves her family from Maryland to the wilderness of Israel in search of meaning and adventure.  When a shocking tragedy hits her family, she embarks on a profound journey of discovery and spiritual transcendence.
Run Time: 70 Minutes
Cast: One Performer.  A few sound cues.

Kimchi & Cranberries

Kimchi & Cranberries

An exploration of Jewish diversity – what does one take and what does one leave  behind when leaving one’s homeland. Kimchi and Cranberries explores Jewish diversity in a short show highlighting stories of Persians, Sephardim, and Eskenazi Jews—and a few surprises. A Korean woman rabbi shares her story of rejection then acceptance as a Jew and a rabbi. A Russian comic can’t help but make you laugh and cry about her family’s immigration to America.
Run Time: 35 Minutes
Cast:  Eight Performers.

Celebration of Jewish Women

Celebration of Jewish Women

Celebrate strong Jewish women. This short program is an emotional ride. Start with Noah’s Wife who has no name but begot so many generations.  Or experience a brilliant piece about a young mother working at Juvenile Hall, helping teen girls find dreams. Or laugh at a funny story about being called a Shayna Medyele by a beloved grandmother.  Laughter, tears and everything in between abounds.
Run Time: 30 Minutes
Cast: Five or Six Performers.  Song Optional.

The Best of Jewish Women’s Theatre

The Best of Jewish Women’s Theatre

Culled from five years of sold-out Salon shows and put into one. This is our anniversary show, that traipses through all of JWT’s past five seasons to pick some of the very best.  We travel to a Persian garden where memory is as lush as the roses and a synagogue where a rabbi asks for guidance from G-d, then to a commune in the 60s being asked to share your man, and to a doctor’s office when a diagnosis of a life threatening illness is discovered.  This show will make think about gratitude, love and strength. And of course, will make you laugh.
Run Time:  35 Minutes
Cast: Seven Performers.   Song optional.

Sit Down, Hear Me

Sit Down, Hear Me

Jewish women show their strength under adversity. This show covers a lot of ground in a short time. Be amused by an unusual immigrant story.  Experience the loss a young wife feels when her husband unexpectedly dies.  Enjoy some poignant songs. Bust a gut when you listen to a bad girl of the bible justify her actions.  This timeless, moving, inspiring show will make you wish it had a second act.
Run Time:  30 Minutes
Cast: Six Performers.  Song optional.