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Theatre Or, Mizel Arts and Culture Center Present Tovah Feldshuh in “Dancing with Giants”

Theatre Or and the Mizel Arts and Culture Center proudly present DANCING WITH GIANTS! This will be the opening event of the 2019 JAAMM Festival (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music).

Performances are September 13 through September 15, 2019 at the Elaine Wolf Theatre in the Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, 350 South Dahlia Street, Denver, Colorado 80246.

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Tovah Feldshuh stars in DANCING WITH GIANTS
In a dangerous world, a remarkable friendship

A forgotten story of history that belongs in today’s world
Politics. Sports. Fake News. Truth. Based on actual events, this riveting comedy-drama depicts an unusual cross-cultural friendship that develops in the years preceding World War II. In order to preserve their special friendship, the great American boxing champion Joe Lewis, German boxing great Max Schmeling, and wise-guy strategist and boxing manager Joe “Yussel the Muscle” Jacobs (played by Tovah), confront the lies of Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda and Enlightenment, in a whirling 90-minute theatrical adventure.

A Play in Development — A Unique Format

We are flying in some of the original members of the Minneapolis world premiere cast as well as welcoming a new ensemble member flying in from Germany. We are only the second theatre company to host a presentation of this play as it journeys to New York. Although the actors will refer to scripts, there will be an aura of performance with the addition of select set, sound, lighting, and costume elements.  Plus the playwright has added new scenes since the play’s premiere, and Tovah wants Denver feedback. This is an exciting opportunity to participate in the development of a new play with an internationally acclaimed actress, Tovah, who also sings during the performance!

Friday, September 13, 8:00 p.m. Preview Program  Ideal for Friday Nite
Includes Pre-show Dessert Reception (Oneg Shabbat) starting at 6:30 p.m. Performance and Post-Show Talkback with Tovah and Artists — $35 to $39

Saturday, September 14, 8:00 p.m.
Gala Opening with Performance and Private Dessert Reception with Wine and Conversation with Tovah and Artists, Meet and Greet with Tovah —  $108 (Performance without Gala: $35 to $43)

Sunday, September 15, 2:00 p.m. 
Performance with Post-Show Talkback with Tovah and Artists — $35 to $39

Sunday, September 15, 6:30 p.m. 
Performance Only — $29 to $32

For group sales of 10 or more and tickets to gala, contact Theatre Or at theatreor@mindspring.com, or call 303-801-5122.

For single ticket sales, go to www.jccdenver.org/JAAMM or call 303-316-6360. 

Theatre Or
Or is the Hebrew word for light

Theatre Or, a non-profit professional theatre company, is dedicated to the production of innovative, provocative, and entertaining professional theatre that explores topics relevant to the Jewish community that also hold universal appeal. By producing classical, contemporary, and new works by American and international playwrights, we seek to celebrate our Jewish identity in a complex and uncertain world, share our cultural heritage with an emerging new generation, and strengthen our Jewish community and its ties to the broader multicultural community in which we live. As part of its mission, Theatre Or develops and produces American premieres of Israeli plays in translation.

We gladly welcome sponsorships, purchases of program advertisements, and donations. For more information please email theatreor@mindspring.com or call 303-801-5122.

The Staenberg-Loup Jewish Community Center, Denver, Colorado

The Mizel Arts and Culture Center
350 South Dahlia Street, Denver, Colorado

The 2019 JAAMM Festival
Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music

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