Monthly Archives: June 2010

Talkin’ Broadway Review by John Lariviere

The Gablestage, in association with The Sue & Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, U.M., presents the Southeastern premiere of the play The Quarrelby David Brandes and Joseph Telushkin. The Quarrel is based on the Yiddish story My Quarrel with Hersh Rasseyner by Chaim Grade (1910 -1982), who is considered one of the foremost Yiddish writers of the modern era. The Quarrel describes the chance meeting of a Holocaust survivor with an old friend from the mussar Yeshiva. The narrator (Chaim Kovler) has lost his faith, while the friend (Hersh Rasseyner) has continued to lead a pious and devoted religious life. The former friends debate the place of religion in the postmodern...

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Summer Shorts, 2010–Miami Herald Review, 6/7/10

Annual fast-paced Summer Shorts Festival runs hot, cold

City Theatre’s annual Summer Shorts Festival, the event that signals summer for any theater-crazed South Floridian, has just kicked off its 15th edition at Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts.
Both the eight short plays in Signature Shorts and the seven in the R-rated undershorts offer the mixed-bag experience of festivals past: Some shows will make you flip, while others flop. True, the “agony” of a weird/flawed play doesn’t last long, and there’s usually something moving or hilarious just minutes away. Still, you’d think that picking 15 gems from 1,200 submissions might...
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