Seattle Premiere Spring 2016
Written by Sylvia Regan Directed by Art Feinglass
Morning Star follows a family of Jewish immigrants in New York City, from 1910 to 1931. Their struggles epitomize the immigrant experience as they encounter the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, World War I, the Great Depression, and the labor movement. A critical and commercial success when it premiered on Broadway in1940, the play has become a classic, revived with successful runs in New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv and Buenos Aires.
“Wry, funny and often times heart-breaking, Morning Star is a beautiful piece of theater and a lesson in respecting the people whose lives and dreams comprise American history.” Chicago Sun-Times
Saturday, March 12, 8:00 p.m. University Prep Theater, 8000 25th Avenue NE, Seattle (Wedgwood). Sponsored by Temple Beth Am and Congregation Beth Shalom. Tickets $15/$10 at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2489241
Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. Kenyon Hall, 7904 35th Avenue Southwest, Seattle (West Seattle). Tickets $14 – $5 at www.kenyonhall.org
Sunday, March 27, 2:00 p.m. Seattle Public Library, Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Avenue, Seattle. (admission free)
Sunday, April 3, 2:00 p.m. Temple B’nai Torah, 15727 NE 4th St. Bellevue. (See TBT flyer below)
Sunday, April 10, 2:00 p.m. Congregation Ezra Bessaroth, 5217 S. Brandon Street, Seattle, (Seward Park). Tickets $15/$10 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. SJCC, 3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island. Community Partners: Jewish Genealogical Society of Washington State & The Summit. Tickets $15/$10 at sjcc.org
Sunday, April 17, 2:00 p.m. Shalom Club at Trilogy, Redmond. (Performance for residents).
Becky Feldeman Lori Stein
Fanny Felderman Deborah Jacoby Hathaway
Irving Tishman Andy Kaplan
Sadie Felderman Emma Wilkinson
Aaron Greenspan Stephen Montsaroff
Harry Engel Dani Michael Miller
Myron Engel Adrien “Mick” Gamache
Esther Felderman Daisy Schreiber
Hymie Felderman at 13 Sophie Klemond
Hymie Felderman at 19 John Paul DeGennaro
Hymie Tashman at 13 James Brammer
Benjamin Brownstein Marc Mayo
Kathleen Connelly Mary Brown
Director Art Feinglass
Stage Manager Brendan O’Connor
House Manager Joan Golston
Costume Designer Ede Bookstein
From Door to Door for the IAJGS International Conference
at the Seattle Sheraton August 9
On August 9, 2016, SJTC will reprise its performance of James Sherman’s From Door to Door for the annual conference of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies attended by some 800 people at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.
In October 2016 SJTC will return to the stage of the University of Washington’s Ethnic Cultural Theater for a performance of another classic Jewish play. The staged reading of Mirele Efros written by acclaimed Yiddish playwright Jacob Gordiin, was very well received and sparked lively audience discussion following the performance. SJTC looks forward to continuing the tradition of bringing great Jewish theater to the University of Washington.
The Seattle Jewish Theater Company
The mission of the Seattle Jewish Theater Company, now in its sixth year, is to bring classic and contemporary Jewish theater to Seattle.
The SJTC typically presents two shows a year, one in the fall and one in the spring performing for over 1,400 people annually. Previous spring plays include From Door to Door, Crossing Delancey, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, and The Last Seder. Fall productions have included The World of Sholom Aleichem and the classic Yiddish play Mirele Efros for the University of Washington. In September 2014 SJTC entertained 350 people at the Washington State Jewish Historical Society’s gala at the Museum of History and Industry, in a program entitled Shalom, Open for Business, in which SJTC actors portrayed Jewish merchants in Seattle in the early years of the twentieth century.