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The 2012 Stage One Festival at Beit Avi Chai - Day 1 - April 8, 2012

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Sunday apr 8th

Beit Avi Chai presents Stage One #3: Amateur English Theater Festival

Jerusalem, Passover, 2012 | April 8-10, 2012

During Passover 2012, Beit Avi Chai is devoting three days to the very best of Jerusalem English-language Theater, shining a spotlight on this thriving subculture while offering a unique perspective on issues of identity and culture from both the local and international perspectives.


The festival will include seven plays as well as live concerts, stand-up acts, a jazz show, and much more.

English-speaking theater lovers from Jerusalem and beyond are invite to take part in this unique festival.

Artistic Director of the Festival: Rafi Poch


Produced by: Tamar Akov

Day One: April 8, 2012


Talk - A Winnipeg Jewish Theater Production
Winner of the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award

Can friendship survive politics? The lifelong friends Gordon and Josh unwittingly step into territory as yet uncharted in their friendship, and find themselves in a passionate and divisive debate that puts their relationship to the ultimate test.
Playwright: Michael Nathanson
Two performances: April 8th, 8:30 PM, April 9th, 6 PM


The Grand Tour - Encore! Educational Theatre Company

Excerpts from a musical based on S. N. Behrman's play, "Jacobowsky and the Colonel". Fleeing the Nazis who are overrunning France, Jewish refugee S. L. Jacobowsky has a car he cannot drive, while anti-Semitic Polish Colonel Stjerbinsky knows how to drive but has no car. This unlikely pair agrees to join forces in order to escape the enemy.
Playwright: Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble
Music and Lyrics: Jerry Herman
April 8th, 9 PM


Can I really date a guy who wears a Yarmulka?
A romantic comedy about Eleanor, a smart, savvy New Yorker, whose secular brand of Judaism might include latkes but does not include God. Aaron is Dr. Right - he's got the brains, the looks, but he also got a serious case of religion. Can Eleanor see past his yarmulka to find love?
Playwright: Amy Holson-Schwartz
April 8th, 6 PM


Chareidi Women Speak
A Premiere
7 characters, 7 true stories, 7 monologues featuring unorthodox Orthodox Jewish women. Each woman shares her diverse, and sometimes controversial, view on life, family, and the community in which she lives.
Written by: Shula Rosen
April 8th, 6 PM


Kolot - April 8th, 8 PM
This women's a capella group from Jerusalem sings covers of Jewish and Israeli songs, songs from musicals, and more.

Improv/stand up:

Hahafuch - comedy sketch and improv show
Israel's Premiere English Speaking Comedy troupe brings the laughter with their short form improvisation and comedy sketches poking fun at life in Israel, from aliyah to daily life.
Aptil 8th, 10:30 PM

Theater: 50 NIS, students: 20 NIS
Stand-Up: 30 NIS, students: 20 NIS
Music: 40 NIS, students: 20 NIS
Music in the gallery: admission free, subject to available space
Special prices and package deals & more information:


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