Inspiring Jewish Stories on Stage l The Braid / JWT Presents:
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 own. When she chooses to adopt a 9-month-old and raise her as a single mom, the experience is so joyful that she decides to adopt another child. She soon falls in love with baby Jake, but complications arise when his birth parents, in treatment for substance abuse, try to claim him. As the custody battle evolves, she learns heart-wrenching and deeply meaningful life lessons about parenthood.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama
Up Next in Series 4 | "Gratitude, Hope and Dreams"
Truants | The Braid
A school social worker is assigned the task of finding out why eight Russian pupils are always absent from school. To learn the reason, he tries in vain to contact their parents and even drives around the area they live in to see if he can spot them. Once he locates them, he carefully approache...
American Dream | The Braid
Albert Kallis is one of the founders of a well-known American eatery. This moving origin story starts with the question, “Could a menu devoted entirely to pancakes from around the world fill a need in 1950s America?” When Al’s friend asks him to invest in this novel, high-risk concept, Al, an a...