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Queen of Chesed

November 16, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

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Performances on November 15 & 16, 2017

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Labyrinth Stage Productions presents


Written by Claudia Litvak Polachek and Pearl Rothenberg; directed by Ellen David

An original 80-minute dramatic comedy with no intermission

The play is loosely based on the life of Faigie Jacobson-a Chasidic woman, wife of a rabbi and mother of 9 children. “Chesed” is a Hebrew word meaning “acts of loving kindness”. Faigie, a dynamic, religious woman, opened her home to the needy in her Crown Heights home. Homeless, hungry and lonely people come for a meal and often stay indefinitely. The play has fictitious and true to life occurrences. It makes for some interesting dramatic and comedic interactions not only between the Jacobson family and their “guests” but also between the “guests” themselves.

This play has multiple layers to it. There is a gradual unfolding of the unique characters. They are not what they appear to be. We come to realize that the “homeless” have a history and a complexity beyond what we see on the surface. They have been able to forge meaningful relationships with each other. Compassion, cohesiveness, conflict and humour co-exist.

Show dates: November 15 & 16, 2017 at 8 PM
Venue: Outremont Theatre, 1248 Bernard Ave. West

Cast (in order of appearance)

Charlie  Fishel Goldig
Moishie  Devon Packer
Reb Menachem  Carl Bindman
Faigie  Ellen David
Sarah  Katie Kowarsky
Tatti  Sam Stein
Yossi  David Hall
Ethel  Evy Solomon
John  Adam Recine
Zalman  Bill Fletcher
Reporter  Liz MacRae
Editor  Bill Fletcher
Woman  Nancy Kaplan
Man  David Aronovitch

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November 16, 2017
8:00 pm
Ticket Price:
CAD $49 – CAD $59
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Outremont Theatre
1248 Bernard Avenue Ouest
Outremont, QC H2V 1V6 Canada
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(514) 495-9944
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Labyrinth Stage Productions
(514) 895-7769
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