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“The Chosen” Email from Audience Member

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SteveBG as Reb SaundersI don’t like to crow about the work too often outside of invitations to see the show but this!  About the show we just closed after six months with three extensions, all shows completely sold out, and standing ovations at every show.  Check this out this email shared with me by our director, Simon Levy:

Subject: The Chosen – June 10th 2 pm Performance

Hello,
Congratulations to the author, adaptor,
actors, director, and scenic, prop, and
costume designers!
The actual library loaned by a real-life Rabbi
lent a special authenticity to the Talmudic
study settings of the two scholar-fathers.

I am a veteran theatre goer, and subsciber
to the Taper and the (non-Musical) plays at
the Ahmanson ever since the houses opened,
and also frequently see plays at UCLA, the
Broad Stage in Santa Monica, and the Wallis.
But rarely am I moved to tears as I was on two
occasions during this strong and affecting play:
The scene where the ultra-orthodox Rabbi
Saunders confronts God in lamenting the loss of
the 6 Million Jews in the Holocaust, and the final
reconciliation scene between the Rabbi and his
son, Daniel. The characters were skillfully portrayed
by Steven Green and Dor(ian) Gvirtsman, respectively.
The depiction of the empathetic father, effectively
balancing a traditional scholarly Jewish life with a
secular life and academic teaching career was
beautifully pictured by the author and adaptor, and
strongly portrayed by Jonathan Arkin.

Thank you for a beautiful and moving theatre
experience, and best wishes for continued success
of all your future seasons from
Eva M. B.

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Here’s the rest of the Rabbi Photo

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Steve with Simon Levy, Director “The Chosen” at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood, 2018.

Steve as Rabbi Saunders with Simon Levy

Is it a photo or a painting?

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Steve as Rabbi Saunders like painting

It’s a photo of me as “Rabbi Saunders” in “The Chosen”.

I’ve joined the cast of “THE CHOSEN” at The Fountain Theatre in Hollywood

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Yeah that’s me with the Beard and Payot.  I play “Rabbi Saunders”. A great role in a great production.  It’s an LA TIMES – CRITIC’S PICK.  You don’t have to be Jewish to love this play, but it helps!

EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND!  Now to May 7th!
 
The Fountain Theatre presents
adapted by Aaron Posner and Chaim Potok
from the novel by Chaim Potok
Brooklyn, 1944.  
Chaim Potok’s beautiful tale about tolerance, compassion,
and how embracing the differences of others
brings wisdom and understanding to ourselves.
with 
Jonathan Arkin  Steven B. Green  Dor Gvirtsman  Sam Mandel 
 directed by Simon Levy
“WOW! Absolutely superb.”
StageSceneLA 
“MONUMENTAL! Exquisite and heartfelt … you have no excuse to miss this exceptional production.”
ShowMag 
 
“PITCH-PERFECT! Beautiful, sumptuous”
Arts in LA
“AMAZING! Funny, poignant, timely and timeless.”
BroadwayWorld
 
 “STUNNING! Theatre at its finest.”
The Tvolution
GREAT! A standing ovation!”
Discover Hollywood
PASSIONATE! Perfectly cast!
TicketHoldersLA
 
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”
Carol’s Culture Corner
SPLENDID! Extraordinary! First rate!”
Theatre Notes
 “MESMERIZING! Will bring tears to your eyes 
and make you want to hug your children.”
LA Splash
 
ASTONISHING!  

Vital, alive, and important.

 

Stage & Cinema
 
EXTENDED TO MAY 7th!


produced by Stephen Sachs James Bennett Deborah Lawlor
set and props design DeAnne Millais lighting design Donny Jackson
sound design Peter Bayne costume design Michele Young hair/makeup Linda Michaels
dialect coach Andrea Caban assistant props/set dressing Terri Roberts
production stage manager Miranda Stewart  technical director Scott Tuomey
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A FEW GOOD MEN and ROMEO AND JULIET

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I’m in two hit shows at the same time!

A FEW GOOD MEN at the NOHO ARTS CENTER running Thursdays – Sundays thru July 17th.   I play “Captain Markinson”.   A few review links below:

http://nohoartsdistrict.com/theatres/theatre-reviews/item/3580-review-of-a-few-god-men

http://lapostexaminer.com/good-men-one-good-play/2016/07/02

http://www.stagescenela.com/2016/07/a-few-good-men/

AND

ROMEO AND JULIET at the WILL GEER THEATRICUM BOTANICUM (My second season with them.)   I play the “Friar Lawrence” role.   A few review links below:

Review: Romeo and Juliet through the Lens of the Middle East by way of Topanga Canyon

http://www.examiner.com/article/shakespeare-s-romeo-and-juliet-at-theatricum-botanicum

OPENING NIGHT – “ROMEO & JULIET”

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At the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum this  Saturday Night, June 11th.

It’s a provocative production set in East Jerusalem.  ROMEO, a Palestinian youth, falls in love with Israeli, JULIET.   And the sparks do fly as the first Botanicum productions in our, “SEASON ON THE EDGE”.   Directed fearlessly by Ellen Geer the action takes full advantage of the theater’s outdoor venue.  The fights, the Masked Party, the balcony scene, and of course four scenes taking place in Friar/Mufti’s Mosque, all tell the story of “Two families, both alike in dignity”.

In this production, my part, “Friar Lawrence” has been turned into, “MUFTI ZAMAN”, Romeo’s teacher and mentor.  I get the pleasure of sharing the stage with some great young talents in my first Shakespearean role in thirty years.

Come see and enjoy a beautiful evening with the Bard of Avon, under the stars in rustic Topanga Canyon, CA.

For Info and to book tickets:

Box Office 310-455-3723

Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum A Repertory Theatre Company

1419 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. Topanga, CA 90290