2014 Ivey Award Winner

Sally Wingert, lead actress in ROSE

Sally Wingert, lead actress in ROSE

By Martin Sherman
Starring Sally Wingert
Directed by Hayley Finn

Newly Announced Dates!

Thursday, January 15 at 7 p.m. at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park - SOLD OUT

Sunday, January 18 at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul - SOLD OUT

Sunday, January 25 at 1 p.m. at Mount Zion Temple in St. Paul - SOLD OUT

Call 651.647.4315 for Tickets.

August 9-24, 2014

While sitting shiva for a murdered girl, Rose weaves 80 years of memories into a portrait of Jewish identity that gives a face to events that shaped the 20th century and continue to shape our world today.  Her recollections weave their way from a tiny village in Russia's Ukraine, to the Nazi invasion of Warsaw, to life as an entrepreneur on Atlantic City's boardwalk, and finally, to salsa-filled nights in Miami Beach where she struggles over complex issues concerning Israel and Judaism. Join us for a very special, intimate theater experience.

An Ivey Award for Rose

MJTC is proud to announce that we have received a coveted Ivey Award for Rose by Martin Sherman. The Ivey Awards committee recognized Rose for its “intellect and emotional intensity,” calling Sally Wingert’s performance “captivating.”  Accepting the award on behalf of MJTC was Producing Artistic Director, Barbara Brooks. In her acceptance speech, Barbara thanked lead actress Sally Wingert, Director Hayley Finn, Stage Manager Kelli Tucker, Costumer Christine A. Richardson, and the gracious hosts who opened their homes for this uniquely intimate theatrical experience. This is the fourth Ivey Award recognizing MJTC productions. The other Iveys were awarded to Miriam Monasch for her direction of Our Class (2012), Chris Griffith for his puppet design in Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (2009), and Sally Wingert for her performance in Woman Before A Glass (2007).

Meet the Artists

Sally Wingert (Rose) enjoys a happy relationship with the Minnesota Jewish Theater Company. Rose marks her fourth one woman show with MJTC.  Sally recently returned from the Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of Henry V and a brief time at The O'Neill in Connecticut doing a workshop of a new play by Lindsey Farrentino.  This past year has been filled with deeply satisfying work for her including Maria Callas in Master Class and Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret for Theater Latté Da, The Receptionist for Dark and Stormy Productions, and Tribes, Pride and Prejudice, and Other Desert Cities, all at the Guthrie Theater.  Sally has worked at many Twin Cities theaters including Mixed Blood Theatre, Ten Thousand Things, Park Square Theatre, Children's Theatre Company, The Playwrights’ Center, and the Guthrie Theater where she has appeared in more than 80 productions since 1985. She is thrilled to have been awarded a 2014 McKnight Theater Artist Fellowship and a 2014 Ivey Award.


Hayley Finn (Director) is Associate Artistic Director at the Playwrights’ Center. She directed The History of Invulnerability, Compulsion or the House Behind, The Last Word..., Handle With Care, and The Gospel According to Jerry at MJTC. Other theaters she has directed at include Cherry Lane Theatre, History Theatre, New Dramatists, The O’Neill, The Public, Vineyard Theatre, Walker Art Center, Workhaus Collective, and Nine Gates Festival-Prague. She has assistant directed Tony Award-winning productions, is a recipient of the Ruth Easton Fellowship, Drama League Fellowship, TCG New Generations Future Leader grant, and received her B.A. and M.A. from Brown University.


Cristine A. Richardson (Costume Design) is the Costume Workroom Manager for the Guthrie Theater, and also a freelance costume designer for Guthrie Theater (Uncle Vanya, Skiing on Broken Glass, An Iliad, Embers, Time Stands Still, The Edge of Our Bodies, Arsenic and Old Lace, Faith Healer, Happy Days, The Caretaker, The Ugly One, Pen), Tiger Lion Arts (Nature, The Dragons are Singing Tonight), Stages Theatre Company (The Mitten, Owl Moon, Aladdin Jr, etc…), and Mu Performing Arts (F.O.B., Soul of the Drum, Cowboy Versus Samurai, The Romance of Magno Rubio).


Kelli Tucker (Stage Manager) previously stage managed The History of Invulnerability, The Last Five Years, A Strange and Separate People, Rachel Calof, Handle with Care, Compulsion or the House Behind, Photograph 51, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, The Last Word… and others at MJTC. Other stage management credits include Theatre in the Round (The Melville Boys) and Alexandria Area Arts Association (Totally RED!). Kelli is also a freelance director with credits including The Phipps Center (Scheherazade, The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends, Lyle the Crocodile).

Doorways Program for Rose

Jewish Mourning Traditions:
Their Origination and Place in Contemporary Life
with Rabbi Alan Shavit-Lonstein

Sunday August 10 - 3:30 pm
Augsburg Park Library, Richfield
Free and Open to the Public