Saturday, June 27, 2015

"American Jews and America's Game" to Become a Play with Music

Good news! A play tentatively titled Swing! Shmendrik! Swing! is being adapted from American Jews and America’s Game for a first reading in the fall of 2015, most likely at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan, under the auspices of the American Jewish Historical Society. Well-known playwrights Larry Jay Tish (famous for his Black-Jew Dialogues) and Lee Goodwin are writing the play with music by Erin Murray Quinlan, who recently wrote the musical play Hemingway's Wife, presented in a successful run in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Tish, Goodwin, and I are producing the play which, at least at first, will be accommodated in small theaters, temples, Limmuds, and Jewish community centers across the United States, and beyond.