Jewish Repertory Theatre Presents
Looking Through Glass
May 9 – June 2, 2019
Thursdays @ 7:30pm on May 09, May 23, May 30
Saturdays @ 4pm & 8pm on May 11 , May 18, May 25, June 01
Sundays @ 2pm on May 12, May 19, May 26, June 02
Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre,
Jewish Community Center, 2640 North Forest Rd., Amherst, NY.
“We are looking forward to bringing audiences a new adaptation of one of the most classical Jewish dramas, S. Ansky’s, “The Dybbuk,” says Saul Elkin, JRT Founding Artistic Director. “We are pleased to bring this extraordinary play to a professional stage for the first time and look forward to seeing our audience’s reaction to this provoking story that carries dramatic historical significance.”
Looking Through Glass tells the story of Leah, who after going against the wishes of her heart and marrying a man to please her parents, is possessed by the soul of her true love whom she has met shortly before her planned wedding. Can an exorcism untangle their souls, or will they be entwined for the rest of eternity? Set in our turbulent times, this haunting and romantic modern-day rendition of the Jewish classic reminds us love is a destiny which can’t always be escaped.
Looking Through Glass is directed by Saul Elkin and stars Zachary Bellus, Arin Lee Dandes, Angelo J. Heimowitz, David Lundy and Tina Rausa. Playwright Ken Kaissar will join cast and director on stage after opening night performance for an audience talkback event.
Brian Cavanagh is Lighting Designer, Kari Drozd is Costume Designer, David Dwyer is Set Designer, Christina Serio is Stage Manager, Mike Benoit is Assistant Stage Manager and Property Master, Kathryn Grace Sands and Molly Farber are House Managers and Linda Hanes is Box Office Manager. Jordana Halpern is Managing Director.
The Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York is a program of the JCC of Greater Buffalo. This season’s original artwork is created by artist Eta Rottenberg. For more information on JRT productions, dates and tickets, visit www.jewishrepertorytheatre.com. Tickets are available at 716-650-7626, through Showclix at 1-888-718-4253 (Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm EST) or at either JCC reception desk.