Stage Door Theatre will present David Jay Bernstein’s delightful comedy,The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah, & Beyond,beginning February 10th. The production will run through March 26th in the popular Margate venue’s Theatre 2.
“And, verily, The Lord said unto Abraham: “Cut the off the foreskin of thy organ as a covenant of obedience.” And Abraham did replieth: “You’re kidding, right?” Playwright David Jay Bernstein has long wondered what the ‘guest of honor’ at a Bris ceremony would be thinking if he knew what was going on.
“And on the eighth day after his birth, little Max Shapiro begins a life-long conversation with his dad, Gary, by asking the age-old question: “What do you think you’re doing with that knife?” The Bris sets the stage for the Shapiro’s lifetime together,” Bernstein explains, “As we stop to visit with them at some of the rites of passage that define the relationships between Jewish fathers and sons.”
“The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah, & Beyond is, I feel, actually a drama with some very funny moments in it,” says the show’s director, Randy Brenner. “In fact, I’ve been referring to it as a ‘dramedy’. It’s about relationships – and from a director’s point of view, it’s always a challenge to do a play with three characters and bring those three characters’ lives to life on stage. At the same time, you try to stay true to the author’s vision.”
Brenner has cast Jonathan Brett as Max, Ben Prayz as Gary, and Emily Freeman as Lori. Emily recently placed first in the National Society of Arts and Letters Musical Theatre Competition.
The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah, & Beyond will run from February 10 – March 26 at Stage Door Theatre. The theatre is located at 8036 Sample Road, in Margate. Tickets for The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah, & Beyond are $38 – $42; $16 student tickets are also available. Tickets may be purchased at the Broward Stage Door Theatre box office at 954-344-7765 or on line at www.stagedoorfl.org. For more information about The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah, & Beyond and/or Stage Door Theatre, please visit www.stagedoorfl.org, or contact Derelle Bunn Executive Producer/Artistic Director, at DerelleBunn@yahoo.com / 954-344-7765 or Carol Kassie (firstname.lastname@example.org / 561-445-9244).
The Bris, The Bar Mitzvah, & Beyond
February 10 – March 26, 2017
By David Jay Bernstein
Tickets: $38 – $42
Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday at 2 pm,
Friday & Saturday at 8 pm
The Stage Door Theatre
8036 W Sample Rd
Margate, Fl 33065