The Jewbird & The Magic Barrel for 3 Weeks Only in Mountain View
Posted by challahbackgirl on August 5, 2007
San Francisco’s A Traveling Jewish Theatre is bringing 2 great plays to Mountain View for a limited 3 week run, opening their 29th season. August 9 through August 26, Bernard Malamud’s two most recognized stories are taken to the stage in the “Word for Word” style, pioneered by the theatre company of the same name (a program of The Z Space Studio). The Jewbird & The Magic Barrel address themes of immigration and assimilation that are again (or still) current issues that are debated and we struggle with. The theater companies hope “we can turn to these stories for counsel and for the deep belly-laughs that come from recognizing ourselves where we least expected to.”
“The Magic Barrel, centers on a hapless rabbinical student’s encounter with a mysterious, herring-eating matchmaker. In The Jewbird, Malamud’s darkly hilarious fable of assimilation and identity, a Yiddish-accented crow seeks asylum from “Anti-Semeets” in the Bronx apartment of a middle-class Jewish family of the 1950s.
The Jewbird was originally seen on the TJT stage in 2000 as a co-production with Word for Word (a program of The Z Space Studio). The Magic Barrel appeared in 2005 as part Family Alchemy. The stories are being remounted here for the limited 3-week engagement before going on tour in Spring 2008 to the Toronto JCC and the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.
2 x Malamud:The Jewbird & The Magic Barrel
Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
500 Castro street, Mountain View, CA
August 9-26, 2007
Wednesday & Sunday at 2 pm, Thursday at 8 pm
Friday, August 10 at 8 pm
Saturday, August 11 at 8 pm (opening night)
Saturday, August 18 & 25 at 2 & 8 pm
SecondStage – August 9 & 10 previews – $18 adults;
August 11 opening night – $44;
Wednesday & Thursday – $27 adults;
Saturday, & Sunday – $34 adults.
Senior/student/teacher tickets: $3 off adult prices (except opening night).
TICKETS: Call 650-903-6000 or Order Tickets ON-LINE
Thursday nights are “pay-what-you-can,” available at the door only one-hour prior to showtime.
To order group tickets, for groups of 5 or more, call TJT at 415/522-0786 x 2.