Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (WJT) is pleased to announce a newly revised 2020/21 season. WJT has adapted our original season to fit the demands of the current health crisis, while honouring our mission to present the very best in Jewish theatre.
“I look forward to being back in the theatre and sharing our new season with you,”says Ari Weinberg, Artistic and Managing Director of WJT. “These are historic times and we plan to deliver a relevant and meaningful lineup of plays that inspires audiences to reflect and engage with the ever-changing world around us. These works deeply examine themes of identity and will offer some much needed catharsis through art.”
Starting in January, WJT will continue to present the season that was announced, in a slightly different order.
● WJT will return in January with Becoming Dr Ruth, from January 28 to February 7. Mariam Bernstein will reprise her award-winning turn as everyone's favourite sex therapist, whose life story is an inspiration. WJT plans for reduced capacities and social distancing in the theatre, if required.
● Next up is Actually, from March 4 - 14. Anna Ziegler's thought-provoking play focuses on Amber and Tom, two freshmen in their first year at Princeton, reliving a night they spent together that altered both of their lives. Again, the theatre's capacity will be reduced, if directed by the Provincial Government.
● A year after its scheduled debut and eight years in the making, Narrow Bridge by Winnipeg playwright Daniel Thau-Eleff will play the Berney Theatre from April 29 to May 9. This exciting world premiere tells the story of a unique spiritual and religious journey. It is our sincere hope that we will be back to our theatre's full capacity when this show debuts.
WJT is extremely disappointed to have to cancel Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, which was to open our season. We remain committed to bringing this touring show to our Winnipeg stage as soon as we are physically able to. In its place, WJT is producing So, Nu?: A Digital Festival of New Canadian Jewish Plays this November.
This new season is a best case scenario for our 2020/21 season. The change of dates and play order will allow WJT more ﬂexibility to adapt to social distancing protocols as they become speciﬁed by the government.
In order to remain flexible to the changing health and safety requirements posed by the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, WJT will not be selling subscriptions to this new season, and instead will only be selling single tickets. Tickets for each performance will go on sale two months prior to the ﬁrst performance of each show. Tickets will be available at: WJT.ca or by calling 204.477.7478.
All of us at WJT would like to thank you for your understanding and look forward to seeing you back at the Berney Theatre in 2021.