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Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre at Fashion Square View map Free Event

7014 East Camelback Road, Suite 0586, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Please join us for a DG Footlights™ reading of the full-length play The Jewish Question by Jeanmarie Simpson. A talk back with the playwright will occur after the reading.

 

Friday, May 20, 2022

MST/PDT: 6:30pm - 9pm

MDT: 7:30pm - 10pm 

 

The reading will be held at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre at Fashion Square.

 

Synopsis: It's the day of the biggest political demonstration in Los Angeles history. A million people are marching from Venice to downtown. Grace is putting the finishing touches on the sabbath meal as Rebecca and Ash, a photojournalist and reporter, arrive from the march. Ash is bleeding, Rebecca is exasperated, and Grace is excited to see her niece again. A classic Kitchen Table play, THE JEWISH QUESTION confronts, examines and embraces age-old misunderstandings, stereotypes, and culture. Plus, there's red wine and homemade bread.

 

Social issues addressed: Assimilation, Jewish identity (who is a Jew?), Israel, Antisemitism, liberal v conservative politics, war and militarism, feminism and Judaism, Jewish renewal/the next generation, exploitation/abuse of elders

 

For context regarding the content and title of this play, you are welcome to read an interview with the dramatist by clicking here.

 

DG Footlights™ is a program, created and moderated by the Dramatists Guild, that connects dramatists with free space in which to hold a public reading of a new work that is currently in development. This initiative operates on a space-grant model: a representative from the Guild will arrange for a venue to donate space during allocated dates and times, and will ensure that the space is available for dramatists to use to present a self-produced reading to the public, with an optional feedback session following the reading.

 

Attendance is always free and open to all.

 

Sally Jane Kerschen-Sheppard (she/her/hers), Arizona Ambassador

John Perovich (he/him/his), Southwest Regional Rep

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