Stage One

Beit Avi Chai, in collaboration with Merkaz Hamagshimim Hadassah, is holding special festival devoted entirely to English-language theater.

By JPOST ARTS
March 26, 2010 17:44
English-language theater.

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Not many people know that Jerusalem is an important center of a unique kind of theatrical activity.

For several years now, groups of young English-speakers in Jerusalem have been acting in community theaters and putting on plays and other theatrical productions in English.

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Now, for the first time, Beit Avi Chai, in collaboration with Merkaz Hamagshimim Hadassah, is holding a special festival devoted entirely to English-language theater in Jerusalem and elsewhere. The Stage One festival will take place during Passover, Wednesday through Friday, March 31–April 2.

It will include plays, stand-up comedy, improv, jazz concerts, and more. The theater companies taking part in the festival include JEST, Encore, and the Center Stage Theater.

There will also be an improv group, a stand-up comedy act by Benji Lovitt, a concert by Ben Draiman, and the concert Mycale with singer Basya Schechter. Ticket prices: NIS 20-50.

For further information, visit the Beit Avi Chai website: www.bac.org.il or the website of Merkaz Hamagshimim Hadassah: www.themerkaz.org.


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