Theatre Or* and the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center present…

Emmy and Tony-Nominated Actor, Tovah Feldshuh, in Dancing With Giants – written and directed by Pulitzer Prize Finalist David Feldshuh.

Overview

Feldshuh TovahPolitics, sports, Fake News, and the truth take center stage in this riveting dramatic comedy based on actual events. In the years preceding World War II, an unusual friendship between American boxing champion, Joe Louis, and German boxing great, Max Schmeling, and wise-guy strategist and boxing manager Joe “Yussel the Muscle” Jacobs (played by Tovah), starts to develop. In order to preserve their special friendship, they must confront the lies of Joseph Goebbels (Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda) in a whirling 90-minute adventure.

A Play in Development – A Unique Format

With original cast members from the show’s Minneapolis world premiere as well as a new ensemble member flying in from Germany, Theatre Or is only the second theatre company to host a presentation of this new play as it journeys to New York.  Although the actors will refer to scripts, there will be an aura of performance with the addition of select set, sound, lighting, and costume elements. Plus, internationally acclaimed actress Tovah sings during the performance!  Featuring brand-new scenes for which the play’s creative team requires viewer feedback, this is an exciting opportunity for Denver audiences to participate in the development of a new play.

*Or is the Hebrew word for light.

Performances Information

Friday, September 13, 8:00 pm
Preview Program – includes pre-show dessert reception (Oneg Shabbat) starting at 6:30 pm. Performance and post-show talkback with Tovah and Artists.

Saturday, September 14, 8:00 pm
Gala Opening with performance – includes private talkback and dessert reception with Tovah and Artists.

Sunday, September 15, 2:00 pm
Performance – includes post-show talkback with Tovah and Artists.

Sunday, September 15, 6:30 pm
Performance only.

Check out this great video for more info about this unique, exciting production! Also, should you choose to read some dramaturgical info on this play’s historical narrative, you can click here to learn more. 

Dates & Times

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