Play After Jerusalem make Winnipeggers laugh out loud

After Jerusalem was created by Vancouver-based (and Winnipeg-born) playwright Aaron Bushkowsky in 2011.

Currently it closes Winnipeg Jewish Theatre's season and it gets the best reviews and a fresh and entertaining spin on the romcom genre.

This romantic comedy tells a story about a middle-aged, Labradoodle-owning, Honda Accord-driving guidance councillor from Regina. Under certain circumstances, she meets a man whose name is Vlad. The man is an Israeli soldier and he is about thirty.

These two people seem a very weird couple. However, Bushkowsky's snappy script makes their pairing more plausible than in some romcoms. The actors have a believable and comedically effective chemistry together in director Ari Weignberg's sprightly production.

The play also has several dramatic turns in the script. This may surprise the viewer and cause unexpected emotions. It will not leave Winnipeggers indifferent.  

Winnipeg Jewish Theatre recently announced its plans about the new season 2019-2020. The theater plans to expand and to show four performances to the residents of the city. Among them there will be the premiere of a new play created by a Winnipeg author.

The season will start with Bar Mitzvah Boy. This play was written by Vancouver writer Mark Leiren-Young in 2018. It is about a man who is about sixty and he decided that the time has come to have a bar mitzvah.

Then the city residents will have an opportunity to see James Sturm's The Golem's Mighty Swing. The action takes place in the 1920s and tells a story about a Jewish baseball team.

In 2020, the theatre will show Two Birds, One Stone. This play is about the friendship between the Jewish-Canadian and Muslim-Palestinian women.

And the fourth performance will be the premiere of Narrow Bridge. The play created by Winnipeg writer Daniel Thau-Eleff is about Sam, who comes out as transgender and then as an Orthodox Jew.

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