Bar Mitzvah Boy

The production of Bar Mitzvah Boy is at community theater level. Professional up to a point. The acting borders on strident. Yet this well structured two-character intermission less play has merit. The relationship between an adult Bar Mitzvah and his female rabbi who has a cancer stricken eleven-year old daughter, strikes a core with an audience. Questions of faith are well developed during the ninety minutes. And each character hits their arc with a believable transition. The set serves the actors well. The comedic timing and the emotional outbursts are a bit off. Yet you’ll come away with a well-earned renewed spirituality. And the finale of the show borders on spectacular.

Theatre That Matters – Bar Mitzvah Boy by Mark Leiren-Young – YouTube

Bar Mitzvah Boy – West Coast Jewish Theatre – Miles Memorial Playhouse

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