Jewish Repertory Theatre Continues Its Sentimental Journey with ROSE

Jewish Repertory Theatre Continues Its Sentimental Journey with ROSEThe Jewish Repertory Theatre continues its 2017/2018 season with ROSE, the second of three productions in a season called A Sentimental Journey.

"This season we are bringing back a couple of "old" friends - VISITING MR. GREEN and ROSE - who helped us start our JRT journey as well as SIGHT UNSEEN, which will be the third Donald Margulies play we have produced," says Saul Elkin, JRT Founding Artistic Director. "These are productions that we first presented in other Buffalo theatres before we had a home of our own. Revisiting these wonderful stories and characters in our own theatre space is an exciting venture which we are pleased to offer our audiences."

ROSE chronicles the life of a remarkable woman who traveled from a tiny Russian village to the Warsaw Ghetto, to a ship called The Exodus, and finally to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the Arizona Canyons, and salsa-flavored nights in Miami Beach. ROSE, by the author of Bent and played by Olympia Dukakis at the Royal National Theatre in London and at New York's Lincoln Center, is a vivid portrait of a feisty Jewish woman, and a reminder of historical events that shaped the 20th century.

ROSE is directed by JRT Artistic Director and co-founder Saul Elkin and stars Tina Rausa, reprising the role that she brought to the JRT stage many years ago. "Rose is at the top of my list of favorite roles," says Rausa. "Although I have thought about it over the years, I never dreamed that I would have the opportunity to play this amazing woman again. With all my life experiences since playing her last I look forward to discovering what that maturity will bring to Rose's recreation."

Brian Cavanagh is Lighting Designer, Ann Emo is Costume Designer, Tom Makar is Sound Designer, David Dwyer is Set Designer, Christina Serio is Stage Manager, Mike Benoit is Property Master/Assistant Stage Manager and Jessica Lake Mason is House Manager.

The Jewish Repertory Theatre of Western New York is a program of the JCC of Greater Buffalo. This season's original artwork is created by artist Eta Rottenberg. For more information on JRT productions, dates and tickets, visit www.jewishrepertorytheatre.com. Tickets are available at 716-650-7626, through Showclix at 1-888-718-4253 (Monday-Friday, 9am-9pm EST) or at either JCC reception desk.


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