Jewish repertory theatre
The Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, JCC Benderson Family Building
2640 North Forest Rd, Getzville, NY 14068
Founded in 2002, the Jewish Repertory Theatre is a program of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo. The JRT is a professional theatre whose mission is to present high quality plays grounded in Jewish life, themes, and values. Through it’s productions, audiences of diverse beliefs and backgrounds explore both the uniqueness of Jewish heritage and cultural experiences, as well as those that are shared with others. Drama illuminates the human condition, and the JRT strives to bring this into focus through the lens of Jewish theatre. The Jewish Repertory Theatre is theatre for everyone.
Visiting Mr. Green
by JEFF BARON
Directed by: Steve Vaughan
Starring: Saul Elkin and Nick Stevens
October 19 – November 12, 2017
Thursdays @ 7:30pm: Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2, Nov. 9
Saturdays @ 4pm & 8pm: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11
Sundays @ 2pm: Oct. 22, Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Nov. 12
In 2017 the theatre world will celebrate 20 years of this much-loved and awarded play which has been produced more than 500 times in 46 countries and in 23 languages. Mr. Green, an elderly, retired dry cleaner wanders into New York traffic and is almost hit by a car driven by Ross Gardiner, a 29-year-old corporate executive. The young man is given a community service of helping the recent widower once a week for six months. What starts as a comedy about two men who do not want to be in the same room together becomes a gripping, moving drama as they get to know each other, and open old wounds they’ve been hiding and nursing for years.
by MARTIN SHERMAN
Directed by: Saul Elkin
Starring: Tina Rausa
February 1 – February 25, 2018
Thursdays @ 7:30pm: Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15, Feb. 22
Saturdays @ 4pm & 8pm: Feb. 3, Feb. 10, Feb. 17, Feb. 24
Sundays @ 2pm: Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18, Feb. 25
This story chronicles the life of a remarkable woman who traveled from a tiny Russian village to the Warsaw Ghetto, to a ship called The Exodus, and finally to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the Arizona Canyons, and salsa-flavored nights in Miami Beach. ROSE, by the author of Bent and played by Olympia Dukakis at the Royal National Theatre in London and at New York’s Lincoln Center, is a vivid portrait of a feisty Jewish woman, and a reminder of events that shaped the 20th century.
by DONALD MARGULIES
Directed by: Saul Elkin
Starring: Constance Caldwell, Josie DiVincenzo, David Lundy and Peter Palmisano
April 19 – May 13, 2018
Thursday @ 7:30pm: Apr. 19, Apr. 26, May 3, May 10
Saturday @ 4pm & 8pm: Apr. 21, Apr. 28, May 5, May 12
Sunday @ 2pm: Apr. 22, Apr. 29, May 6, May 13
Jonathan Waxman is a superstar artist, so popular that collectors will buy his work “sight unseen.” Winner of the 1991-92 Obie Award for Best New American Play, SIGHT UNSEEN poses questions about art, money, love, and inspiration and the ways in which they are inextricably entangled.