Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company Announces Doorways Programs for The Whipping Man

Contact: Tessa Wegenke, Communications Manager
                 communications@mnjewishtheatre.org

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(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce our upcoming Doorways Programs for The Whipping Man.  Doorways Programs foster further enjoyment of our productions by providing an opportunity to gain deeper insights into the subjects and issues that they address. These programs are free and open to the community.  The Whipping Man runs from February 4 – 26, 2017 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116.

MEET THE ARTISTS OF THE WHIPPING MAN
Date:
Sunday, February 5 | after matinee performance

Join us for a look into the production process with Lou Bellamy, director of The Whipping Man at Penumbra Theatre (2009), Sally Wingert, director, and MJTC actors in a conversation moderated by MJTC Artistic Producing Director, Barbara Brooks.

20s & 30s NIGHT
Date
: Thursday, February 9 | post-performance
Cost: $15

This is an exclusive event for 20s & 30s somethings that are passionate about theater.  Each ticket includes the show followed by drinks & apps at the Highland Grill. 

COLORISM AND JUDAISM
Date:
Saturday, February 11 | post-performance

Jessica Kingston, Director of the St. Paul Department of Human Rights & Equal Economic Opportunity, will moderate a panel with April ­­­Baskin, Vice President, Union for Reform Judaism, Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, and actor Warren C. Bowles. Presented after the performance in partnership with Temple Israel.

MILITARY MATTERS: RACIAL AND RELIGIOUS RITES AND RIGHTS—CLE
Date:
Sunday, February 12 | post-performance

Join Daniel Pierce Bergin, documentary filmmaker, and attorneys Ellen Sampson and Peter Nickitas for a panel presentation moderated by attorney Marshall Tanick.  Sponsored by Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. after the performance.  1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit Applied For

RACE, CLASS, AND POLITICAL STRUGGLE IN POST-WAR RICHMOND
Date:
Thursday, February 23 | post-performance

Peter Rachleff, noted labor historian, and Neal Gosman, a descendant of Confederate Jews, will give an analysis of the aftermath of emancipation, and the challenges white and black workers faced -- and surmounted -- in their efforts to make their lives better.

Performances will take place Wednesdays at 7:30, Thursdays at 7:30, Saturdays at 8:00, and Sundays at 1:00. There will be one Sunday evening performance on February 5th at 7:00. Individual tickets are now on sale and range $20-34. Student and group discounts are available. To order, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org or call (651) 647-4315. Press passes are available for performances on February 4th and 5th.

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is a non-profit organization in its 22nd season. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company ignites the hearts and minds of people of all cultural backgrounds by producing theater of the highest artistic standards. Rooted in Jewish content, our work explores differences, illuminates commonalities, and fosters greater understanding among all people. For further information about Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company and its 22nd season, visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org, email info@mnjewishtheatre.org, or call (651) 647-4315.

Individual Producers: Steve & Gail Machov and Larry & Honey Zelle
Producer’s Circle: Martha Hauser Baxter, Jim & Nancy Proman and Ann Wynia

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

This project is made possible in part with the support of Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.