Gallery Players, the longest running community theatre in the Midwest, presents a season lineup highlighting the Jewish experience and work by Jewish playwrights. Gallery Players does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion or gender when casting, and aims to present productions that are of interest to the Jewish and general communities.
66th Season – 2014-2015
**SPECIAL COLLABORATION with CATCO**
“My Name is Asher Lev” by Aaron Posner. Based off the book by Chaim Potok.
October 22nd – November 9th – Studio Two, Riffe Center
Asher Lev is a Hasidic Jew. He is also a prodigy who must be a painter, though it flies in the face of family, community and tradition. His gift must be realized, but at what cost?
Tickets for this special collaboration must be purchased through CATCO and are not part of the JCC’s season subscription package. Use the code “JCC” at the CATCO Website or the CAPA ticket office (614 469-0939) to receive discounted tickets to this production.
“Korczak’s Children” by Jeffrey Hatcher
The play is set during World War II in Nazi-occupied Poland. The story of Dr. Janusz Korczak and his Warsaw orphanage as he tries to save the lives of 200 Jewish boys and girls is one of redemption in the face of terror and inhumanity. With Dr. Korczak’s help, the orphans stage a magical play, The Post Office, and learn about the power of hope and courage.
AUDITIONS: Monday October 20th and Tuesday October 21st at 7:00pm. No appointments are needed to audition. Please bring a theatrical resume and headshot (or any picture of yourself). Auditions will consist of readings from the show. Prepared monologues will be accepted, but are not required.
- December 6th @ 8 pm
- December 7th @ 2:30 pm
- December 13th @ 8 pm
- December 14th @ 2:30 pm
- December 18th @ 7:30 pm
- December 20th @ 8 pm
- December 21st @ 2:30 pm
Pricing: Ticket prices are $15 for JCC members, $20 for nonmembers. $13 for senior members, $18 for senior nonmembers, $10 for Children under 18 years old or Students with valid ID, and $10 per ticket for groups of 10 or more.
To purchase tickets, please call 231-2731 or:
“Ragtime” by Terrence McNally
As written by Terrence McNally, with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, and based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime tells the story of America and its melting pot at the dawn of the 20th century, weaving together the stories of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – all united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future.
- March 14th @ 8pm
- March 15th @ 2:30 pm
- March 19th @ 7:30 pm
- March 21st @ 8:00 pm
- March 22nd @ 2:30 pm
- March 26th @ 7:30 pm
- March 28th @ 8:00 pm
- March 29th @ 2:30pm
“The Farnsworth Invention” by Aaron Sorkin
It’s 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called “television.” Separated by two thousand miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy? The answer comes to compelling life in The Farnsworth Invention, the play from Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing.
- May 2nd @ 8 pm
- May 3rd @ 2:30 pm
- May 9th @ 8 pm
- May 10th @ 2:30 pm
- May 14th @ 7:30 pm
- May 16th @ 8 pm
- May 17th @ 2:30 pm