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Another play, this time in Albuquerque

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Back in 1007, I arranged for Robert Benjamin’s PARTED WATERS to have a staged reading by the Arizona Jewish Theater Company at the annual conference of The Society for Crypto-Judaic Studies in Phoenix. To my knowledge, that was the first presentation of the play in any form.

Last March, the Arizona Jewish Theater Company offered the work in Phoenix for a multi-week run. Then, last summer, I saw a one-time performance in Albuquerque, designed to solicit critiques from a selected audience.

To his credit, the playwright has continued to regard the play as a work in progress, seeking feedback from audiences at performances and readings, eager to assure that the piece truly reflects the subject of crypto Judaism not only to the general audience, but especially to those viewers for whom the subject has personal meaning in his/her family.

Now the play is coming to Albuquerque. Here is the information sent us today via email:

PARTED WATERS
By Robert F. BenJamin
Directed by Harry Zimmerman

SET IN NEW MEXICO, THIS CONTEMPORARY TALE OF THREE GENERATIONS OF HISPANICS WRESTLING WITH CRYPTO-JUDAISM AND ASSIMILATION IS A PIQUANT BREW OF DRAMA AND HUMOR.

JANUARY 15 – 24, 2010
FRIDAYS AT 8pm, SATURDAYS AT 2pm & 8pm
SUNDAYS AT 2pm

NORTH FOURTH ARTS CENTER
4904 Fourth Street N.W.
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 344-4542

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