SJTC has presented a range of Jewish-themed plays at venues throughout the Seattle area, beginning in 2011 with Jennifer Maisel’s award winning and very contemporary family drama The Last Seder. With sold-out performances at Temple Beth Am in Seattle and Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue the company was launched on its mission of bringing classic and contemporary Jewish plays to the Seattle area..
The Last Seder was followed by the classic play by Arnold Pearl that first introduced the world of Yiddish theater to Broadway theater goers, The World of Sholom Aleichem. SJTC brought the play to a variety of Jewish and non-Jeiwsh venues, including Herzl Ner Tamid on Mercer Island for the Washington State Jewish Historical Society, the Kline Galland Home in Seward Park, The Summit at First Hill, Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue and the Presbyterian Retirement Community Skyline at First Hill.
The Tony-award winning romantic comedy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo by Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisy, was the company’s next offering and that too was well received at Temple Beth Am and Temple De Hirsch Sinai on Capitol HIll. Previews of scenes from the play were a hit at the Seattle Public Library and the Seattle Jewish Film Festival.
On January 20 SJTC brought a comedy performance of
the classic Abbot and Costello routine “Who’s On First?” to the Washington State Jewish Historical Society event celebrating Jews in Sports. Two members of the company, Carol Sage Silverstein and Marc Mayo, performed live on stage for an audience of 150 people at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth.
In February and March the company will bring Susan Sandler’s romantic comedy Crossing Delancey to locations throughout Seattle including a return engagement at the Uptown Theater on Queen Anne for the Seattle Jewish
Film Festval. We’ll also be at at the Seattle Public Library, Kenyon Hall in West Seattle, Congregation Ezra Bessaroth in Seward Park, the Summit on First Hill. Temple B’nai Torah in Bellevue and Temple Beth Am in Seattle.