Saturday, August 15 at 7:30 PM EST
Sunday, August 16 at 3:00 PM EST
Online via Zoom
You are invited to a first for the Jewish Theatre of Bloomington! Join us via Zoom for a staged reading of "The Grandkid" by John Lazarus, one of Canada's leading playwrights! This honest and heartwarming intergenerational play is directed by Darrell Stone; starring Gerard (Gerry) Pauwels and Anna Doyle. Learn more about the play below!
What: The Grandkid - a JTB Zoom staged reading
When: Saturday, August 15th at 7:30 pm OR Sunday, August 16 at 3:00 pm
Where: Online via Zoom. After submitting your RSVP, you will receive an email with the Zoom link at least one day prior to the reading.
Age Recommendation: 14+
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RSVP no later than Monday, August 10 to attend!
Julius Rothstein and his granddaughter Abby have loved each other from opposite ends of Canada since Abby was born. But now, accepted as a freshman student at the University where Julius teaches, Abby is moving in with him to be close to school and to keep her newly widowed grandfather company.
The two must negotiate a new relationship as housemates and friends, which means dealing with issues of youth and age, work and play, activism and apathy, homework and heart attacks, and those three tricky topics: sex, politics and religion.
John Lazarus (1947- ), playwright, screenwriter, dramaturge, actor, critic, and teacher, was born in Montreal and attended the National Theatre School. His fertile mind has created plays such as Babel Rap, Dreaming and Duelling, The Late Blumer, David for Queen, and ICE: Beyond Cool. Village of Idiots appeared in the book, New Canadian Drama--Volume 7, West Coast Comedies, (1999, Borealis) and was adapted for a CBC Radio mini-series and an award-winning National Film Board cartoon.
Anna Doyle (Abby Rothstein) is a third-year MFA Acting student at Indiana University. She last had the pleasure of working with JTB as Mutti in Leipzig. Recent roles at IU include Katy in Ascendant, Ophelia in Hamlet, and Jess in Only Child. Anna is originally from Maine and has also studied at Colby College, The Barrow Group, and the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Off-stage, Anna loves hiking, kayaking, meeting new dogs, and playing Mario Kart with her partner Geoff. Thank you to Darrell and Audrey for this opportunity, and thank you all for joining us!
Gerard (Gerry) Pauwels (Julius Rothstein) is a well-known Bloomington actor. This is Gerry's fifth production with JTB. He appeared in Visions of Right, Halpern and Johnson, and Coming to See Aunt Sophie, and he directed Handle with Care. He has also been seen in many other productions in the Bloomington area including King Charles III, Big River, Diary of Anne Frank, Grapes of Wrath, and 1776 with Cardinal Stage, and Cadillac, Ampersand, and Arrangement For 2 Violas with the Bloomington Playwrights Project. He's glad to be working with the great people of JTB again and excited to take part in the brave new world of performance by Zoom.
Darrell Ann Stone (Director) is the Artistic Advisor, talk back facilitator and former Co-Artistic Director for Jewish Theatre of Bloomington (JTB). Ms. Stone is originally from Boston and has an undergraduate degree in Theatre and Drama from Northeastern University, as well as a Master of Social Work from Indiana University. She works full time as the Director of the Student Advocates Office in the Division of Student Affairs at Indiana University, and is adjunct faculty in the School of Social Work. Darrell is also a free-lance actor and director who has worked in productions at BPP, Cardinal Stage and JTB. Ms. Stone’s foundation of JTB productions include Collected Stories, Hiding in the Spotlight, The Bespoke Overcoat, The Yichud Room, Sonia Flew and Chaim’s Love Song.