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25 Questions for a Jewish Mother @ Orange, MA
When: 
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 3:00pm
Where: 
Orange, MA

Event Details

Stage on Main

17 South Main Street, Orange MA 01364, 1.513.226.0043

Invites you to

a play-reading of

25 QUESTIONS FOR A JEWISH MOTHER

by Kate Moira Ryan and Judy Gold

First performed in 2002, Seattle

Sunday, March 17, 2019

3:00 p.m.

Stage on Main

17 South Main Street, Orange MA

(doors open at 2:30 p.m.)

Free Admission. Donations welcome.

Background: Stage on Main is a new space being prepared and opened by volunteers to create a space for people to share and enjoy the arts in downtown Orange.

The first program will feature the Greenfield Temple Israel READERS THEATER, a new adult education initiative--reading and discussing plays with Jewish themes.

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, was written by Jewish, female comedians, and performed Off Broadway. The play explores the cultural upbringing and thinking of a wide variety of Jewish mothers. The audience hears actual responses of twenty Jewish mothers who were interviewed, being asked questions such as:

How important is it to you that your child be brought up Jewish?

Do you keep kosher?

Were you or any members of your family affected by the Holocaust?

There is both comedic and poignant content--a little stereotype; a little history; a few flashbacks to Jewish thinking of past generations.

The key question for the audience: Is there something genetic or in the Jewish experience that connects Jewish mothers across generations and is different from non-Jewish mothers? And if there is a difference, what is it? And where there are similarities, what are they? What values and beliefs of our mothers continue in our lives?

The Stage on Main art gallery will showcase local artist. Sarah Kohler of New Salem will share her photography at the opening on March 17th.

For more information on the March 17th event or on Stage on Main please call 1.513.226.0043