Gallery | Jennifer's Birth by Rich Orloff

Jennifer, a 57-year-old woman, goes back to the time of her birth and witnesses events – some comedic, some deeply disturbing - that shake up her views regarding her parents and herself. If you could observe your parents at the time of your birth, what would you discover?

 

Gallery | Apples from the Desert by Savyon Liebrecht

Regional Première!  Rivka, the adolescent daughter of Ultra Orthodox Jewish parents from Jerusalem, secretly explores the secular world and befriends Dubi, a young man from a Negev kibbutz. Angry with her rebellion, Rivka’s strict father arranges to marry her off to a widower; leading Rivka to run away to Dubi. This award wining Israeli play explores issues of tradition versus modernity and reconciliation.

 

Gallery | Hungry Heart by Dennis Moritz

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World Première by Philadephia playwright Dennis Moritz! Anzia Yezierska, an important voice in American Jewish literature (The Bread Givers), wrote powerful works about immigrant life on New York’s Lower East Side 1900’s and led a fascinating life way ahead of her time. This lyrical and passionate new work brings her work and life to the stage.


Gallery | In Between by Ibrahim Miari

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In Between is a powerful one man show written and performed by Ibrahim Miari. Born in the mixed city of Acco, Israel, Ibrahim Miari takes audiences on a multi-cultural journey with a performance that has been called a “Tour de Force and astonishing to watch” (Boston Events Insider). Ibrahim Ibrahim was a member of the Acco Theatre Center Ensemble for 12 years, performing in ensemble based projects throughout Israel, Europe and the United States, as well as performing solo shows in Arabic, Hebrew and English.


Gallery | Paris Time by Steven Peterson

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Its 2002, Paris Time, and Americans are living the dream life. Except the dream shatters for an expatriate Jewish wife and her Gentile husband as synagogues burn across France. Paris Time along with last year’s Salon Ariel hit The Invasion of Skokie are part of a five-play cycle tracing fifty years of a Jewish-American family's experience with the Gentile man who marries into the family and shares their journey. Paris Time was the 2012 winner of Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition for plays about the Jewish experience and was presented at Cleveland Play House's New Ground Theatre Festival.

Steven Peterson joined Theatre Ariel for opening night and it was a hit!

Gallery |10X8: FOOD, FAMILY, and PHILOSOPHY  

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 Theatre Ariel’s newest ten minute play fest invites 8 playwrights to create dramas and comedies celebrating the Jewish experience through the lens of “food, family, and philosophy”.  The theme was inspired by a Yiddish joke:  “A young yeshiva student is meeting his intended for the first time. Shy, frightened, and tongued-tied, he remembers the Rebbe’s advise – you can always talk about food, family, and philosophy!

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