Theater

Seth Reichgott and Alana Gerlach

‘Oh, God’ Concludes Theatre Ariel Season

Theatre Ariel’s 2018-2019 season concludes with a play about wrestling with God. Only this time, it’s God asking the questions in Oh, God, a play...

Didi Conn Talks ‘Middletown,’ Bar Mitzvahs

The inimitable beauty school dropout will soon be appearing in New Hope. Didi Conn, who is best known for her role as Frenchy in the...

Act II Playhouse Puts ‘Dr. Ruth’ on Stage

Holocaust orphan. Israeli sniper. Sex guru. There aren’t a lot of people who can be described with that particular trifecta, but one who can is...

Jacob Heimer Plays Composer in ‘Beautiful’

The lives of Jacob Heimer’s grandparents, even after they both died, served as a reminder that he could do anything, including pursue his Broadway...

Play Aims To Capture Post-College Malaise

Adam Blum is 23, decently educated and dreams of becoming a television writer. So why is he living on his parents’ couch? And to...

Theatre Ariel Presents Southern Gothic Play

The Man in the Sukkah represents a few firsts for Theatre Ariel, the Jewish theater that presents salon-style play readings in private homes. It’s the...

‘Collected Stories’ About Jewish Writer Runs at Act II Playhouse

Who owns a story? Does the writer have this claim? The director, the performer? Once the story is out to the public, does the audience...

‘Fiddler on the Roof’: A Tradition for American Jewry

I was 11 the first time I saw Fiddler on the Roof. The 1971 film version of the musical left me completely enchanted. I laughed...

Theatre Ariel Hosts Alliance for Jewish Theatre Conference

Actors, playwrights, artistic directors and other artists will descend on Philadelphia this week for the Alliance for Jewish Theatre’s (AJT) annual conference. Theatre Ariel will...
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‘TRAYF’ Opens Theatre Ariel’s 2018-19 Season

Two 19-year-old teenagers cruise the streets of Brooklyn, N.Y., in their car, arguing over music and talking about girls. But their car is a Mitzvah...