Inspiring Jewish Stories on Stage l The Braid / JWT Presents:
Big Jugs | The Braid
Before she leaves for the Peace Corps, a 56-year-old woman begins to get her body in shape for her challenging upcoming assignment in Africa as an agribusiness specialist. She carries heavy gallon jugs of water up and down steep hills to prepare her. But her physical strength is not all she worries about. There will be scorpions, snakes, and mango flies too. With the death of her father-in-law during the coronavirus pandemic comes the realization that Africa is not the only place where danger lurks, and that true strength doesn’t result from just building one’s body.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama
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My Blessed Journey | The Braid
A woman who discovers she can’t bear children adopts a Russian toddler. As his special needs become apparent, she doubts whether she can successfully meet the challenge of raising a son with severe developmental delays. When the suggestion is made that she should “send him back to Russia,” she ...
In Her Left Hand | The Braid
A medevac rescue worker arrives at a highway accident scene via helicopter, where she finds two cars “crumpled like tin cans.” Doubting whether anyone in the accident could have survived, she finds a couple in one of the cars who are barely alive and are still holding hands. The following shabb...
Save The Last Dance For Me | The Braid
The daughter of African-American and Jewish parents, Courtenay wonders if she will ever find a mate, since she is “too black for Ashkenazi Jews and too Jewish for African-Americans.” She has always wanted to follow her father’s commitment as a former foster child and adopt foster children of her...