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Winnipeg Jewish Theatre

The Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (WJT) is entering its 27th exciting season of keeping Jewish culture alive and well in Winnipeg. The theatre’s mandate is to present professional theatre of high artistic quality that reflects the Jewish experience of the past, present and future; to encourage the creation of new Canadian plays of Jewish interest; to encourage the development and participation of Canadian playwrights, performers, production personnel; and to promote a better understanding of Jewish culture in the community at large.

Artistic Mission Statement

WJT’s purpose and mandate include:

To present plays on themes of Jewish interest and/or plays by Jewish playwrights.

To reach across communities through presentation of socially relevant plays and engage our audience in dialogue.

To provide a vehicle for neophyte actors, playwrights, directors, technicians to participate in professional theatre.

To encourage the development and presentation of new Canadian plays of Jewish interest and/or by Jewish playwrights.

2014-15 Season

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn

Bar mitzvah faux pas. Plastic slip-covered sofas. Summer resorts in the Catskills. A smash hit on Broadway, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn is an engaging, poignant and hilarious comedy about a search for identity and meaning. Through stories, songs and music, Jake Ehrenreich recreates his unforgettable journey of discovery with frank humour, showy musical numbers and heartwarming nostalgia.

The New York Times raves A Jew Grows in Brooklyn is “funny, touching and beautiful… you don’t have to be Jewish or Brooklynish…Jake Ehrenreich is Dazzling!”

Gala performance, Dec. 13, 2014, 8:00 $100.00 (includes gala and $60.00 tax receipt) Other performances Dec. 14, 2:00 and 7:00 Tickets $40.00 (plus 2.00 fees and taxes)

The Buzz: “Great timing, boundless energy… warm-hearted…Such Skill” Toronto Star “A showstopper… heartfelt…Yanking on the heartstrings and jabbing at the funny bone!” The Globe and Mail

Bad Jews

The hottest show in New York last season now makes its Canadian premiere at Winnipeg Jewish Theatre. This comedy, with serious undertones is all about family or anyone who’s ever been to a giant family function.

Daphna has just returned from Israel, empowered by her journey and in love with an Israeli soldier. Meanwhile, her cousin Liam has fallen for Melody who is anything but Jewish. The cousins wage war over a coveted family heirloom in this no-holds-barred dark comedy about family, faith, ownership and love. “Delectably savage and supremely funny…best comedy of the season.” The New York Times

Tickets $35.00 -students and seniors, $40.00-adults (plus 2.00 fees and taxes)

Preview Tickets $25.00 (plus 2.00 fees and taxes)

The Buzz: Bad Jews: “Crackles with energy. The best comedy of the season.” – NY Times “‘Bad Jews is delicious, nasty fun.” “Bad Jews delivers the goods with great dialogue and a hilariously dark sense of humor.” My Theatre, New York Performances: May 6, 2015, 8:00pm (Preview night) May 7, 2015, 8:00pm May 9, 2015, 8:00pm May 10, 2015, 2:00pm May 12, 2015, 8:00pm May 13, 2015, 8:00pm May 14, 2015, 8:00pm May 16, 2015, 8:00pm May 17, 2015, 2:00pm

Berney Theatre – 123 Doncaster Street, Winnipeg

Box Office – (204) 477-7478