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Groups - of 10 or more receive a special rate.
20's-30's Thursdays - $20 tickets for everyone 20-39.
Student Rush - $12 ticket to any performance with a student ID.
Theater Artists - Get $12 tickets to Tuesday, April 24 show. Must submit resume.
Natasha has just begun a fashion internship in an atelier in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. When she clumsily spills coffee on a vintage fur coat, she takes it to a dry cleaner where the work of Yossi, an Hasidic Jew, results in beautiful restoration. As Natasha, eager to please her unknowing boss, brings more and more items for cleaning, the very different lives of these two 20-somethings intersect, opening up possibilities for what their futures may hold. Join MJTC for the world premiere of a poignant play about independence, self-exploration, and defining your dreams.
April 21 - May 13, 2018
Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. $23
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. $25
Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. $38
Sundays at 1:00 p.m. $30
April 22 at 7:00 p.m. $25
New Performance Time:
Tuesday at 1:00 p.m., April 24 $23
Talkback with the Artists
Thursday, April 26, following the 7:30 p.m. performance
Q & A with the Playwright
Sunday, April 29, following the 1:00 p.m. performance
The Culture of Clothing
Thursday, May 3, following the 7:30 p.m. performance
Story Slam: Bad Jobs!
Monday, May 7, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Lake Monster Brewing
Podcast: MJTC's Ivey-Winning Director
Meet the Artists
Avi Aharoni (Yossi) is ecstatic to be making his MJTC debut in this beautiful show, alongside all these generous and incredibly talented artists. Avi has performed with Transatlantic Love Affair/Guthrie Theater, Park Square Theatre, Children's Theatre Company, Artistry, Stages Theatre Company, Actor's Theatre of Minnesota, Swandive Theater, Classical Actor's Ensemble, Wayward Theatre Company, Mission Theatre Company, 20% Theatre Company, as well as The Guild Theatre in Ra'Anana, Israel. And in case you're interested, Avi really enjoys hugs.
Muriel Bonertz (Sylvia) has performed with a variety of theater companies throughout the Twin Cities. Among her favorite roles are Prospero in Theatre Unbound’s all-female cast of The Tempest and Jessie Cates in Workhouse Theatre’s Ivey Award winning production of Night, Mother. Muriel earned her undergraduate degree in theater from the University of Wisconsin (Stevens Point) and her graduate studies were under a fellowship with the Hillberry Theatre at Wayne State University in Detroit. Muriel will be performing with MJTC for the first time!
Kim Kivens (Felicity), a nice Jewish girl, is happy to be back on the MJTC stage! With MJTC: Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins and Church & State. Kim’s other credits include The Children’s Theatre Company, Daleko Arts, Theater Latte Da, Hennepin Theatre Trust, Casting Spells Productions, The Catalysts, Park Square Theatre and Theatre Mu. In 2011, Lavender Magazine named her a Best Supporting Actress for her role as Muriel in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Minneapolis Musical Theatre). Kim is also a voice-over and on-camera actor, but her favorite roles are mom to Lily & wife to Joe.
Charles Numrich (Mordy) was Director of Creative Theatre Unlimited, St. Paul, MN, for 27 years. He now appears regularly on stages in Minnesota and beyond, and in 2016 he received an Ivey Award for ensemble acting skills. A master storyteller, he collected folk tales and personal histories in local refugee communities, and oral histories from Florida migrant workers. He and his son, Broadway and London stage actor Seth Numrich, were featured on Twin Cities Public Television’s MN Original. He is so pleased to be back for his third production with MJTC.
Miriam Schwartz (Natasha) is a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. She is thrilled to be marking her seventh production with MJTC, where she was previously seen in the one-woman piece DAI (Enough), and as Alex in Church and State, Daphna in Bad Jews, Dr. Ruth in Becoming Dr. Ruth, Jessica in Jericho, and Ayelet in Handle With Care. Other recent theater credits include the Guthrie Theater, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, 7th House Theater, Workhaus Collective, and Theatre Forever.
Miriam Monasch (Director) is very happy to return to MJTC to direct Natasha and the Coat. She has worked as an actor and director, primarily in the Twin Cities, for 40 years. Recently, she directed Emma at Theatre in the Round and Steel Magnolias for Commonweal Theatre in Lanesboro, MN. Her work for MJTC has included acting roles in The Action Against Sol Schumann, Chaim’s Love Song, and Women’s Minyan, and direction of The Magic Dreidels, My Name is Asher Lev, and Our Class, for which she won an Ivey Award for direction.
Michael Hoover (Scenic Design) returns to MJTC after designing Collected Stories, Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, We Are the Levinsons, The Whipping Man, The Magic Dreidels, Aunt Raini, Dai (Enough), Bad Jews, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, The Twenty-Seventh Man, Jericho, and Stars of David. Michael has designed for Guthrie Theater, Theater Latte Da, History Theatre, Torch Theater, Girl Friday Productions, and Yellow Tree Theatre. He is currently the Lead Scenic Artist at the Guthrie Theater.
Lisa Conley (Costume Designer) is delighted to be working with MJTC again, having previously worked on a number of shows including Photograph 51, Our Class, and Compulsion or the House Behind. She holds a BA from Hamline University and her MFA from the University of Georgia. She works as the props specialist at the Minnesota Children's Museum and in freelance costume and props design with a variety of companies around town, most recently Swandive Theatre and Green T Productions.
C. Webster Marsh (Lighting Design) is thrilled to return to MJTC after previously designing Collected Stories. Webster was awarded an MFA in Lighting Design from University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2017. This season, Webster’s work will include Heathers and Hairspray (Washburn High School) and Assistant Lighting Designer for Familiar (Guthrie Theater). In addition, Webster works as a consulting lighting engineer and architectural lighting designer at Michaud Cooley Erickson.
C Andrew Mayer (Sound Design) has designed sound previously at MJTC for We Are the Levinsons, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, The Twenty-Seventh Man, Jericho, New Jerusalem, The History of Invulnerability, and Photograph 51, among others, and designed projections for Stars of David. He is privileged to work with many fine theater companies in the Twin Cities and elsewhere. He was a McKnight Theatre Artist Fellow and in summer serves as Producing Director of the Acadia Repertory Theatre on Mount Desert Island in Maine.
Liz Josheff Busa (Properties Design) has designed costumes for MJTC's Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, Via Dolorosa, We Are the Levinsons, Aunt Raini, Bad Jews, The Magic Dreidels, Dai (Enough), The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife, Becoming Dr. Ruth, Jericho, and Stars of David at MJTC. Liz has been a company member and resident designer at Red Eye Theater since 1986. Her freelance work includes costume, set, prop, and projection design. She has worked in Arts Education as a teaching artist.
Joy Donley (Stage Manager) is a freelance director, producer, teacher and publicist. Currently she’s the publicist for Bucket Brigade’s production of Sam’s Son. Directing credits include Shadowlands, The Lilies of the Field, and An O. Henry Christmas (Open Window Theatre); ‘Til Death: A Marriage Musical, and Amnesiac Jack (Bucket Brigade). She has an M.A. in Theatre Education from the University of St. Thomas. Joy is married to Triple Espresso creator, Michael Pearce Donley, and together they own Front Porch Theatre.
Deborah Stein (Playwright) has had plays produced and developed at Actors Theatre of Louisville, ArtsEmerson, Center Theatre Group, La Jolla Playhouse, Z Space, Playwrights Horizons, Clubbed Thumb, Theatre @ Boston Court, Live Girls!, and The Gate in London, among others. An affiliated writer with the Playwrights Center, she has received two Jerome Fellowships and a McKnight Advancement Grant, and co-ran Workhaus Collective. A former Bush Fellow and alumna of New Dramatists, she currently lives in Los Angeles.
Linda and Mike Platt
Janie Finn, Susi Saxl and Robert Kramer
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.