SPF 14: The Rimsky-Fogelman

Friday, July 7th @ 8:00 PM PST
Written By Andrew R. Heinze
Directed By Stan Zimmerman

What happens when a white Jewish family finds out that it’s not? White or Jewish. And if everyone involved, including a Black spouse and a Black best friend, ends up different from who they were? And it all happens in three days? On Passover, with a Seder that spins out of control.

Formerly a professor of History, Andrew is the author of Jews and the American Soul (Publishers’ Weekly choice: “Best Books of 2004″). His plays have been produced in NYC, LA, Seattle, Austin, Miami, Denver, Albuquerque and regionally. They have won more than seventy-five competitive honors nationally and internationally. His full-length plays include The Invention of the Living Room; Moses, The Author; Deleting Dad; Great Roles for Old Actresses; Shylock the First; Leonardo’s Virgin; and The Rimsky-Fogelman. His award-winning one-act plays include the The FQ (comedy about obscenity and cable TV, published in Smith & Kraus’s The Best Ten-Minute Plays, 2011) and The Bar Mitzvah of Jesus Goldfarb (Winner, “Judges’ Choice” and “Audience Choice,” Best Play, New York City 15-Minute Play Festival; Finalist, National Award for Short Playwriting). A member of the Dramatists Guild and PEN, Andrew serves as dramaturg for the American Renaissance Theater Company in New York City. [andrewheinze.com]

STAN ZIMMERMAN is a man of many mediums (TV, film and theatre). He’s been nominated for two WGA Awards for Best Comedy Writing – The Golden Girls and Roseanne. Stan’s also written and produced on Gilmore Girls, co-created the Lifetime sitcom, Rita Rocks and wrote on both Brady Bunch movies. Stan has a BFA-Drama from NYU/Circle-in-the-Square and has directed such LA productions as The Diary of Anne Frank-Latinx, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, A Tuna Christmas, Gemini, Heartbreak Help and his original plays — Meet & Greet, Knife to the Heart and Have a Good One. Stan directed Off-Broadway’s Hyprov (Daryl Roth Theatre). TRWplays recently published and licensed three of Stan’s work — Yes, Virginia, Silver Foxes and right before I go, which he has appeared in across the U.S.


“The Rimsky-Fogelman”

Ariel – Josh Zuckerman
Sonya – Cherish Monique Duke*
Danielle – Lauren Schaffel*
Rafi – Jesse Einstein*
Louis – Philip Smithey
Nehama – Andrea Flowers*
Stage Directions – Amy Tolsky*

*Road Company Member