by Jason Odell Williams
Hebrew written by Charlotte Cohn
Directed by Patricia Snoyer Black
Wednesdays-Saturdays 7:30 PM, Sunday Matinees at 2 PM
Additional matinees on December 14 & December 21 at 2 PM
“In this bilingual romantic comedy, circumstances both hilarious and tragic bring together a young Israeli woman, who has little command of English, and a young American man, who has little command of romance. Is their inevitable love an accident … or is it destiny, generations in the making?”
“a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy” – The New York Times
About the Company
Ben Mackel* (Josh) is an actor, composer, and singer/songwriter. As an actor, he’s worked regionally including Barter Theatre, NC Stage Company, Florida Studio Theatre, and Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. As a composer, his shows have been produced at Flat Rock Playhouse, South Carolina Children’s Theatre, Barter Theatre, and Charleston Stage. As a singer/songwriter, he tours with his band The Blue Eyed Bettys and is now venturing on a solo project he’s calling Threadbare. More info at benmackel.com, theblueeyedbettys.com, & threadbaresongs.com.
Anna Slate* (Ayelet) is a classically trained singer and actress praised for “combining superb theatrical instincts with bright, enchanting vocal gifts,”(San Francisco Chronicle). From Baroque opera and musical theater, to her experimental music duo, Scarvves, Anna enjoys cultivating a diverse performing career. Most recently Anna was seen at the Diana Wortham Theater in Judy Calabrese’s It Didn’t Happen. Favorite roles include Morgana in Alcina, Atalanta in Xerxes, Luisa in The Fantasticks, Anne in A Little Night Music, Lucia in The Rape of Lucretia, and Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas with Heartbeat Opera in NYC.
Aaron Brakefield* (Terrence) is an actor, director, photographer, musician, teacher, and builder/handyman who resides in Greenville, SC with his lovely wife, Miranda, and his son, Wilkes. You may recognize Aaron from a Sheetz commercial or billboard within the past few years or as a spokesman for AutoTrader/Nascar, Guy Roofing, or the South Carolina Dept. of Agriculture. Regional theatrical appearances include Mr. Bennet/Charlotte in Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, Henry Clay in Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, Lockstock in Urinetown, Iliyich Telegin “Waffles” in Uncle Vanya, Eddie/Dr. Scott in Rocky Horror Show, Clarence in Richard III (The Warehouse Theatre); Jake Brigance in A Time to Kill , Don Carlos in A Flea In Her Ear (Centre Stage). Other regional credits include; Next to Normal (Clinton Area Showboat); Tennessee Playboy (Triad Stage); Aaron is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. Education: B.A. Music and Theatre (Concord University) MFA Acting (UNCGreensboro).
Barbara Blomberg (Edna) Born and raised in Asheville, she has recently returned to the mountains after spending most of her life in NYC. While in New York, she was a Casting Director for radio and tv commercials—and was fortunate to be able to pursue her love of performing with The St. Bart’s Players, as well as regional theatre around the NY area. Some favorite roles include: Eliza Gant in Look Homeward Angel, Fonsia Dorsey in The Gin Game, Mrs. Frank in Diary of Anne Frank, M’Lynn in Steel Magnolias, Dotty Otley in Noises Off, Vera Charles in Mame, Dolly Levi in Hello! Dolly, Deseree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music, Margo Channing in Applause, Carlotta in Follies and Golda in Fiddler on the Roof.
Stage Manager: Amelia Driscoll* | Set Design: Julie K. Ross | Props Design: Ken Horgan | Costume Design: Casey Watkins | Sound & Media Design: Lucien Martin | Lighting Design: Bill Miller
*Member of Actor’s Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States, appearing under Small Professional Theatre SPT Tier 4 Contract
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