About this Event
G o D o w n , M o s e s
By Dana Leslie Goldstein
SYNOPSIS: It’s 1985. Ethics professor Philip Hoffman and newly appointed Dean of Students Albert Becker already have a long history. They marched side by side for civil rights, registered voters together during freedom summer, and have maintained a friendship that crosses the boundaries of race, religion and country of birth. Now they work at a small, liberal university, where part of the job is training a new crop of activists. When a star student from the South Bronx – Angela Carter - crosses the administration and invites a controversial speaker to campus, free speech becomes a battle cry, and still festering inequities become impossible to Ignore. GO DOWN, MOSES is a 2021 Jewish Plays Project Finalist in their Regional and National Contests, as well as a semi-finalist for both the Ashland New Plays Festival and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
Tickets are free and donations are encouraged.
YI Love Play Readings 2023-2024 Season
With a seven-year history of play readings as a way to educate and entertain, YI Love Jewish now has developed a year-long series that includes scholarly lectures with an aim to highlight different aspects of Jewish life, culture, language, and history. Each of the YI Love Play Readings 2023/2024 will be performed and filmed in front of a live audience in Boca Raton and Miami after which they will be made available to schools, Jewish centers, cultural partners and online audiences across the world.
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In Residence at Soref JCC
Sponsored by Greater Miami Jewish Federation Jewish Incubator Grant 2023 and the Atran Foundation and is cosponsored by the Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial, Dr. Bruce and Lesley Zafran of Parkland, the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies/George Feldenkreis Program in Judaic Studies at the University of Miami, The Betsy South Beach, Miami Beach JCC, Alper JCC Miami, David Posnack JCC and the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, Shakespeare Troupe, Inc. and the Yiddish Theatre Alliance.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Miami Beach JCC, 4221 Pine Tree Drive, Miami Beach, United States