The Temple Players will celebrate its 15th season with a staged reading of "Tribal Humor 6," a festival of six original one-act plays on Thursday and Sunday, June 21 and 24. Both performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Kava Café of Temple Beth Sholom, 275 Huntington Road in Stratford, near Paradise Green.
The festival of short comedies covers a gamut of issues focusing on the wisdom of King Solomon, dating & relationships, intermarriage, the phenomenon of the Jewish mother stereotype and even a family of Jewish super heroes.
Three of the “Tribal Humor 6” shows are written by Stratford playwrights. They are "Spinning Solomon" by Tom Rushen, directed by Mike Shavel of Stratford; "Chicken Soup From Trader Joe’s,” written by Orna Rawls and directed by Toby Armour of East Haven; and "The Retirement Banquet” written by JeriAnn Geller and directed by Jack Rushen of Stratford.
The other plays that comprise the show are: “The Flow” written by Elizabeth Appel of Bethany and directed by Robert Watts of Milford; “The Stranger” by LoJo Simon of
LaJolla, California and directed by Tom Rushen; and “Speed Date” by Madelyn Rosenberg of Arlington, VA and directed by Marlana Rugg of Branford.
The Temple Players is Connecticut’s first theater dedicated to staging works with Jewish themes and characters. The Stratford-based group will be moving to Trumbull next year for its 2013 season. Tickets for “Tribal Humor 6” are $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors, and Temple members.