Inspiring Jewish Stories on Stage l The Braid / JWT Presents:
Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce | The Braid
On Thanksgiving Day, a Persian Jew honors her mother, called Bibi by her children. Raised in the Muslim holy city of Mashhad, Bibi had to pretend to be of Muslim faith in honor to survive. As her daughter recalls Bibi’s dangerous and fascinating life story and all the secrets and Thanksgivings the family shared with her, she remembers Bibi’s hilarious retelling of the story of “Pilgrims and Plymouth Rock,” and now realizes how this holiday has special meaning for every immigrant who finds religious freedom in America.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama
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No Joke | The Braid
Screenwriter David Chiu, the son of a Chinese immigrant and a Lithuanian Jewish mother, encounters unexpected racism at a Hollywood pitch meeting when a powerful man tells a joke about a Chinese restaurant using a racist accent. As David debates what to do, he makes a decision that both haunts h...
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 wor...
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 ...