When Abby's husband dies, she starts attending synagogue. She befriends David, the young rabbi - and now that friendship is turning into something more. Meanwhile, her daughter claims she's begun to spend time with her father's ghost. This powerful new play by one of Canada's most intriguing young playwrights explores the rich territory between spiritual and earthly wisdom. Brought to Chutzpah! by one of Vancouver's most accomplished theatre companies, this fully realized production celebrates the talent of young Jewish playwrights and offers a glimpse into the ideas and innovations of the next generation of Canada's theatre makers. A play about rational people intoxicated by the unseen.
A WORLD PREMIERE
Winner, Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition 2011
Directed by Katrina Dunn
Set Design by Pam Johnson
Costume Design by Sydney Cavanaugh
Lighting Design by Adrian Muir
Sound Design by Jeff McMahan
February 27th - March 3rd 2013
Norman & Annette Rothstein Theatre
950 W 41st Ave.
Talkback After - Sat March 2nd, 2pm
About the Playwright: 25-year-old Toronto-based playwright Daniel Karasik has developed and presented new work at Tarragon Theatre, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the Canadian Stage Company, and Factory Theatre. His recent play The Innocents was a smash hit at Toronto's Summerworks Performance Festival and was subsequently presented by The Bridge Theatre Company in New York City. It received its mainstage world premiere in German translation at the prestigious Staatstheater Mainz in Mainz, Germany, where it played to sold-out houses. Haunted, his latest play, was shortlisted for the Herman Voaden National Playwriting Competition and was the winner of the 2011 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition. Daniel was also the Grand Prize winner of the 2012 CBC Literary Award for Fiction. Cormorant Books will publish his first poetry collection in Spring 2013.
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