SPRING ARTS-THEATER LIST
Fri, 02/13/2009
 “Irena’s Vow.” Tovah Feldshuh moves to Broadway in this play about a Polish Catholic housekeeper who hid Jews in the basement of the Nazi’s officer’s villa in which she worked. Previews March 10th and opens March 29 at the Walter Kerr Theatre. For tickets, $41-$98, call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. “Jerusalem.” Seth Greenland’s absurdist comedy about a New York Jewish psychiatrist who marries an Ohio-born, Protestant woman and travels with her to the Holy Land. March 14 - April 12 at Urban Stages, 259 W. 30th St. For tickets, call (212) 695-5131. “Haggadah.” Daniel Safer and Witness Relocation present a new work about the Passover seder. The work combines post-modern dance, rock music, and narrative storytelling; the audience is seated around a 50 foot table. Runs March 19 - March 29 at La MaMa, 74A E. Fourth St. For tickets, $25, call the box office at (212) 475-7710. “Chasing Manet,” a new play by Tina Howe (“Coastal Disturbances”) in which a rebellious painter and an ebullient Jewish woman plan an escape on the QEII from the Mount Airy Nursing Home. Jane Alexander, Lynn Cohen, Jack Gilpin and David Margulies are all in the cast. March 24 - May 2 at 59E59 Theaters, 59 E. 59th St. For tickets, $20-$60, call TheaterMania at (212) 279-4200. “The Merchant of Venice” Propeller Theatre Company from Great Britain presents an all-male production of Shakespeare’s timeless play. Starts May 6 at the BAM Harvey Theatre, 651 Fulton St. For tickets, call the BAM box office at (718) 636-4100. “Stunning” Charlayne Woodward stars in a play by David Adjmi that is set in the Syrian-Jewish community in Midwood, Brooklyn. A teenager is married to an older man and who knows nothing of the world outside their apartment, has her life transformed by the arrival of an African-American housekeeper. June 1 - 27 at the Duke on 42nd Street. For tickets, call the box office at (646) 223-3010. “The Way to Summer.” A play about Helen Suzman, the only anti-apartheid member of the South African Parliament for 13 years. Monday, March 30 at the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th Street. For tickets, call the JCC box office at (646) 505-5708. “The Punishing Blow.” Seth Duerr stars and directs play by Randy Cohen, the “Ethicist” of The Times Magazine. The play is about a college professor’s punishment following an anti-Semitic tirade. Cohen has won four Emmy awards for his work as a writer for “Late Night with David Letterman,” “TV Nation” and “The Rosie O’Donnell Show.” Museum of the Jewish Heritage. For tickets, call the box office at (646) 437-4202.