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11-12 Season

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Meet the Actors
Meet the Actors

(L-R): Gabriele Angieri, Candace Barrett Birk, Caleb Carlson, Elena Giannetti, Michael Jurenek, Robert Larsen, David McMenomy, George Muellner, Maggie Bearmon Pistner, and Walter Weaver.


Our Class
By Tadeusz Slobodzianek
In a version by Ryan Craig
Directed by Miriam Monasch

It's Poland in 1925, and 10 young Jewish and Catholic children, all class mates, share their dreams of what they would like to be when they grow up. As the friends grow older, things in their small town change. Poland is first invaded by the Soviets and then the Nazis. A fervent nationalism develops and bitterness ensues. In a series of events, friends betray each other and violence escalates to an unimaginable end. Based on true events, Our Class explores human behavior with a captivating boldness.

      “[a] remarkable and powerful play”
The London Telegraph

An Area Premiere Production

October 29 – November 20, 2011

Our Class Calendar

     *audio described performance
Call 651-647-4315 to inquire
about ASL performance.
     Individual Tickets On Sale
September 23, 2011

Magic Dre

Bruce Abas and Naveh Shavit-Lonstein, The Magic Dreidels, 2007



The Magic Dreidels
By Jenna Zark
Based on the book by Eric A. Kimmel
Directed by Scott Rubsam

Jacob is sent to the well by his father to get water for preparation of the holiday meal. There he loses his dreidel down the well. A goblin living in the well replaces his dreidel with magical ones, beginning a series of funny and touching adventures for Jacob. The Magic Dreidels, a treat for the entire family, explores the cultural traditions of Hanukkah and the universal themes of sharing, compassion, and friendship.

                  “It was fabulous”
                              Ms. Wasson, teacher
                              World Cultures Magnet School

Originally commissioned and
produced by MJTC, 2000

December 13 – 22, 2011

Magic Dreidels Calendar

     Call 651-647-4315 to inquire about
ASL and audio described performances.
     Individual Tickets For Weekend Performances
On Sale November 14, 2011

DirectorsMeet the Directors

Michael Kissin is a freelance director and actor, and on the faculty of Minneapolis Community and  Technical College. At MJTC he directed Goats and Talley’s Folly. Other acting and directing credits include Mixed Blood Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Ordway, History Theatre, Playwrights’ Center, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, and Acadia Repertory Theatre (Maine). Kevin Dutcher also works onstage as well as offstage. He was music director for MJTC’s Chutzpah à Go Go and The Odd Potato. Other credits include Actors Theater of Minnesota, Dudley Riggs Theater, Illusion Theatre, Paul Bunyan Playhouse, and Troupe America.


My Mother’s Lesbian
Jewish Wiccan Wedding

By David Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff
Directed by Michael Kissin
Music Direction by Kevin Dutcher

Winner, Best Book and Most Promising New Musical Awards, 2010 NY Musical Theatre Festival

Claire is a 37-year old divorced mother from Nebraska who has moved to Canada for a university teaching position. Her son, David, soon joins her, and as she discovers a new life as a single mom, lesbian, and Jewish woman, David’s journey takes him through his teen years into adulthood. This true story embraces the realities of today’s world in a joyful new musical comedy that takes a look at equality, same sex marriage, and the changing American family.

“a kick-ass musical score that rocks the house”

An Area Premiere Production

February 18 – March 11, 2012


     *audio described performance
Call 651-647-4315 to inquire
about ASL performance.
     Individual Tickets On Sale
January 23, 2012

Hayley FinnBehind the Play

It’s not easy to get your play produced. This is Henry’s struggle, and it’s an obstacle that many playwrights face today. With generations between them, both Henry and Len share a love of theater and the desire to write plays that reach the stage. Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company’s commitment to produce new work for a multigenerational audience is impressive. Whether comedy or tragedy, or like so much of life, something in between, new stories keep the theater vital. Coming together for the live event of theater can be quite different from any other experience in our lives. I hope you’ll join us!

Hayley Finn
Director, The Last Word
Resident Director, Playwrights’



The Last Word
By Oren Safdie
Directed by Hayley Finn

Henry Grunwald is an 80-year old Viennese Jew who fled the Nazis and became a successful New York advertising executive. Now retired and nearly blind, he’s determined to fulfill his dream of being a playwright. Len Artz is a student and aspiring playwright who has come to Henry’s office to interview for a job as his assistant. This warm new comedy reveals the challenging world of playwriting as it explores the colliding forces of classicism and modernism and a struggle with fear of failure and the pursuit of dreams.

“unique insight and analysis about the craft
[of playwriting] … Entertaining, and
at times hilarious”

                                  Herald Tribune

An Area Premiere Production

April 14 – May 6, 2012


     *audio described performance
Call 651-647-4315 to inquire
about ASL performance.
     Individual Tickets On Sale
March 13, 2012

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