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Current Productions

2019 – 2020 Season


Brighton Beach Memoirs: October 10 - 27, 2019

Brighton Beach Memoirs
by Neil Simon
Directed by Alan Knoll

October 10-27, 2019

Brighton Beach, September 1937. Eugene Jerome is dreaming of baseball and girls. Over the course of a few short days amid family harmony and disharmony, young Eugene will come to understand life a little deeper.  This award-winning play is a bittersweet memoir that captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states “if you didn’t have a problem, you wouldn’t be living here.”

Fully Committed: December 5 - 22, 2019

Fully Committed
by Becky Mode
Directed by Ellie Schwetye

December 5-22, 2019

This devastatingly funny play follows a day in the life of Samuel Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s number one restaurant. Sam battles coercion, threats, bribes, histrionics – a cast of desperate callers will stop at nothing to land a prime reservation or the right table. While juggling scheming socialites, name-dropping wannabes and fickle celebrities, can Sam manage to look out for himself? Fully Committed has forty wildly-diverse characters played by one actor, New Jewish Theatre favorite, Will Bonfiglio.

My Name is Asher Lev: January 23 - February 9, 2020

My Name is Asher Lev
by Aaron Posner adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok
Directed by Aaron Sparks

January 23 – February 9, 2020

My Name is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist.

We Are the Levinsons: March 19 - April 5, 2020

We Are the Levinsons
by Wendy Kout
Directed by Jennifer Wintzer

March 19 – April 5, 2020


We are the Levinsons is a genuinely funny play that, without question, tugs at our heart. It centers on Rosie, a divorced fiftyish TV writer with an insufferable 21 year-old daughter, who suddenly finds herself responsible for her father’s care. This thoughtful and earnest play delves into some difficult but universal passages of life. We all must give up the insolence of youth and take on the mantle of adulthood. Along the way are opportunities to love and to pursue our dreams. We are the Levinsons teaches us how we should cherish these moments with tenderness and with laughter.

Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together: May 7 - 24, 2020

Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together
Word and Music by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Ben Nordstrom
Musical Direction by Charlie Mueller
Choreography by Ellen Isom

May 7-24, 2020


Stephen Sondheim’s Putting it Together is a musical revue showcasing the songs of Stephen Sondheim. The show celebrates the composer of many of Broadway’s greatest hits. Featuring nearly thirty Sondheim tunes, Putting It Together is performed by a cast of five people who are thrown together at a party in a Manhattan penthouse. We are at a smart cocktail party where marriages are being shaken up along with the martinis. The show is full of sharp wit and marital mayhem all wrapped up in Stephen Sondheim’s spectacular music.