Jewish Women’s Theatre, Temple Beth El, Temple Menorah, and Congregation Ner Tamid Present “the Matzah Ball Diaries” a virtual Salon Event
A wonderful recipe for laughter and tears in a new theater piece will be performed virtually by the Jewish Women’s Theatre; Jewish stories about food that reveal secrets of love, nourishment, and the power that food has to heal.
In this Salon show, THE MATZO BALL DIARIES, the Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre explores the special meanings that Jewish people give to food. Food is just so “chewish,” says Ronda Spinak, co-founder and artistic director of the Braid/JWT. “Everyone can relate to stories about food, especially when they make you laugh, cry, and remember!”
The stories, performed by a cast of professional actors, feature original works by an international cast of writers sharing personal histories about the meaning of food in their lives; stories ranging from a reminiscence of childhood obesity caused by over indulgence in the dreaded K-foods (kreplach, kishka, knishes) to Jewish struggles with anorexia, cultural glimpses into Iranian chicken pluckers, the etiquette of accepting pistachio treats, and more!