"Bad Jews" by Joshua Harmon, at Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company in St. Paul, Minn., in 2016. Pictured: Miriam Schwarts, Michael Torsch, Adelin Phelps, and Michael Hanna. (Photo by Sarah Whiting)

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Season

The season will feature five productions, including a world premiere.

ST. PAUL, MINN.: Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company has announced its 2017-18 season, featuring five productions.

The season will start with David Hare’s Via Dolorosa (Aug. 19-27), about the playwright’s journey to Israel and his  conversations with politicians, artists, settlers, and historians about the Israeli-Arab conflict. Robert Dorfman will star and Raye Birk will direct.

Next up will be Church & State (Oct. 21-Nov. 12), by Jason Odell Williams, about how a Republican senator’s thoughts on God and the Second Amendment rock his campaign and his marriage. Michael Kissin will direct.

Following will be Shari Aronson’s Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Dec. 8-21), adapted from the book by Eric Kimmel, about a man determined to bring Hanukkah back to a town where goblins have prevented the celebration of the holiday. Shelli Place will direct.

The season will continue with Donald Margulies’s Collected Stories (Feb. 24-March 18, 2018), about an esteemed novelist whose past is exposed in a book written by her assistant.

Next will be the world premiere of Deborah Stein’s Natasha and the Coat (April 21-May 13, 2018), by Deborah Stein, about the unlikely friendship between a twentysomething fashion intern and the twentysomething  Hasidic Jew who dry cleans the garments for her internship in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Founded in 1994, the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company produces works about Jewish history and culture.

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