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Posts Tagged ‘playwright’

Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882

My Parsifal Conductor

Alice Burdick Schweiger Special to the Jewish News Heading to NYC this fall? Check out this play written by a Jew, based on an opera by an anti-Semite that was conducted by his close friend, a Jew. Above: Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882…

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Casa Valentina JET Theater cast.

Casa Valentina Crosses Gender Lines With Humor And Heart

As it leaves its longtime home in the Aaron DeRoy Theatre, the JET theatre company will be remembered for many things — not the least of which will be its season finale production, Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina. Fierstein, a Tony Award-winning playwright (Kinky Boots, Torch Song Trilogy and the libretto of La Cage Aux Folles)…

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For David Mamet’s American Buffalo, set designer Elspeth Williams transformed the JET stage into a resale shop in Hamtramck. Photo by Jan Cartwright

A New Beginning

For David Mamet’s American Buffalo, set designer Elspeth Williams transformed the JET stage into a resale shop in Hamtramck. As the JET theater is forced out of its home at the JCC, it looks forward to what will come next. After almost three decades in the Aaron DeRoy Theatre at the  D. Dan and Betty…

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