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Actors found new Toronto Jewish theatre company
By Michael Posner

Armed with an impressive $1-million budget, two successful Canadian actors - David Eisner and Avery Saltzman - have formed the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company.

The not-for-profit company, named for the late Toronto developer and funded in part by his estate, will start productions in February, beginning with Rose, a play by Martin Sherman (Bent). Directed by Diana Leblanc, it will star actress Lally Cadeau.

Board President Danny Webber and Co-Artistic Directors David Eisner and Avery Saltzman announced today that Harold Green Jewish Theatre will stage its inaugural production Rose by Martin Sherman on March 1 2008 to March 31 in the Jane Mallet Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre of the Arts, Toronto. Having been produced throughout the US and in Montreal, this Harold Green Jewish Theatre production marks its Toronto premiere.

Founded in October 2006 by the Toronto-based stage, television and film actors David Eisner and Avery Saltzman, Harold Green Jewish Theatre’s mandate is to “illuminate humanity through a Jewish perspective” by presenting work with Jewish themes that will delight, enlighten and inspire through stories that need and deserve to be told. The company will eventually present a full season that includes four Jewish plays in English with one in Yiddish, a selection of concerts, and new play commissions. Harold Green Jewish Theatre will also mount an extensive education and outreach program for both non-Jewish and Jewish schools and also at seniors’ residences such as the Baycrest Centre.

Directed by the renowned Diana Leblanc, Rose stars the Stratford Festival mainstay Lally Cadeau in the title role of this award winning one-woman show about an eighty-something Jewish woman who has witnessed first-hand many of the twentieth century's tumultuous events. From the Russian shtetl to the Warsaw ghetto, to the doomed refugee ship "Exodus" and the fading glitz of postwar Atlantic City. Martin Sherman (Bent, Rio Grande, Messiah) gives us a sharply drawn portrait of a feisty Jewish woman. Sherman’s play is an extraordinary tour de force…of courage and aching, ironic humour. Rose is a moving study of how the business of survival can last a lifetime

The second production of the 2007-2008 Season will be the Toronto premiere of Wendy Wasserstein’s “The Sisters Rosensweig”, a comedy about the transformative power of love, sisterhood, and of life. The play is held together by the richly woven dialogue of three Jewish- American sisters pushing against the boundaries of their own lives in order to define themselves. The Sisters Rosensweig will also be at the St. Lawrence Centre's Jane Mallet Theatre, June 7 to July 5 2008


Directed by Diana Leblanc
Set, costume & lighting by Phillip Silver.
A one-woman show starring Lally Cadeau.

Prev Feb 29-Mar 3; Runs Mar 5-29 - 8pm, Sun&Sat 2 pm, Mat 1pm

Playwright Martin Sherman (best known for his play, Bent) takes the audience on a restless journey through 20th century Jewish life; from a Ukrainian shtetl to the Warsaw ghetto to Atlantic City and Miami, with side trips to a hippie commune in Connecticut and an Israeli settlement on the West Bank.

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company. web : http://www.hgjewishtheatre.com./
Jane Mallett Theatre ,St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts   web : http://www.stlc.com  /   

27 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B4
StLC Box Office: 416-366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754

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2453 Yonge St. Suite #103
Toronto, Ontario
M4P 2E8

Tel: 416.932.9995



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