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Mother-Daughter Conflict Plays Out in ‘The Garden’

Novelist and historian, Leo Tolstoy once said, “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This is born out in La Jolla Playhouse’s current production, The Garden. This two-woman...

The Diary of the Polish Anne Frank

The Secret Diary of the Holocaust, streaming on Amazon is actually a BBC documentary (originally broadcast in January 2009) recounting the life of Rutka Laskier. Rutka was just 14 years old but was best known as...

FDR not as portrayed in ‘Plot Against America’

In HBO’s recent adaptation of the Philip Roth novel The Plot Against America, American Jews are coerced by President Charles Lindbergh to move to rural parts of the country so they will become “Americanized” and...

‘Hold These Truths’: A story we need to hear

“The nail that sticks out is the one that gets hit.” This is a common Japanese proverb. Parents use it to teach kids to conform and respect authority, not to stand out or make waves....

Men Drool as Women Rule in New Play

Bad Hombres, Good Wives, a delightful new comedy at the San Diego Repertory Theater, is a cheeky take on Northern Mexico’s narco culture and the relationship between men and women. Written by Playwright in...
At left, actress Shelley Winters with daughter Vittoria Glassman, and Lolly Boroff (dark hair) with her mother Blanche Boroff.

Niece reprises Shelley Winters’ role in ‘Anne Frank’

In the American History Theater’s current production of The Diary of Anne Frank, some American theater history is being reprised.  Back in 1959, Shelley Winters won an Oscar as best supporting actress for her performance...
Participants take part in "Remote X" in a Jerusalem cemetery. The tour is based on a skeleton of a narrative in which the performers are “remoted” from the normal ways they interact with the city, experiencing it as a meta-reflection while walking the streets. Credit: Eliana Rudee.

In Jerusalem, happy ‘horde’ indulges in ‘meta-reflection’ of reality

As part of the annual Israel Festival in Jerusalem, I boarded the light rail with my fellow performers, each donning a white headset. Our choreographer was a pre-programmed Siri-like female voice named “Rachel” telling...

Visit France see a play on the Toulouse Jew-murderer

On December 9th and 10th, the new piéce will be staged in Mont-Saint-Aignan. Meanwhile, the pièce had a fairly successful run at the Avignon festival that ended last week. In France, where 40,000 Jews left...

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

Don't miss this "truly unique piece” -Toronto Star A Night in the Old Marketplace BUY TICKETS NY Premiere, 2 Nights Only! Thursday May 4, 2017 at 8 PM Saturday May 6, 2017 at 9:30 PM WHERE Museum of Jewish Heritage Edmond...