Davita's Harp based on the book by Chaim Potok
March 19 - April 9
7:30pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 2:00pm Sundays
"This world-premiere adaptation, which opened Saturday, invokes the great tradition of Yiddish theater: validating the human experience, drawing out the dynamics of identity, questioning and supporting not just Jewish culture, but the broader framework of American experience." - Oregon Arts Watch
In the stormy melting pot that was 1930s’ New York City, a young girl comes of age and finds her voice. You’ll meet her for the first time when the curtain rises at the world premiere of Davita’s Harp (based on the book by Chaim Potok, March 19-April 9, 2016 at Milagro Theatre). It is within the context of her communist parents, a missionary nurse aunt, a mystical story writing “uncle” and orthodox cousins, that Ilana Davita discovers who she is and chooses who she will be. The beloved book comes to life and its heroine self-actualizes before your eyes in a powerful portrayal of how “the village” impacts individuals. JTC transports you back in time to encounter a chapter of American history when our fundamental notions of politics, identity, nationalism, and even love erupted. This story is full of passion, imagination, ideas and heart. It will move you. And you will remember Davita long after you leave the theater.
Directed by Sacha Reich. Adapted by Sacha Reich and Jamie Rea. Featuring Kayla Lian, Danielle Weathers, Jason Glick, Heath Koerschgen, Kate Mura, Sara Fay Goldman, Illya Torres-Garner and JJ Johnston.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.jewishtheatrecollaborative.org