The Academy Theatre and Working Title Playwrights present a reading of David Fisher’s new work The Jew Catcher on November 15 at 7 p.m. The Jew Catcher is directed by Melissa Foulger and stars Jim Donadio, Mark Kinkaid, Cynthia Barrett and Whitney Millsap.
In 1961 Los Angeles, a Holocaust survivor recognizes the man who decades earlier tricked her and her family out of hiding and into the hands of the Gestapo. Rather than go to the authorities, she takes the matter to the elders of her synagogue. They set into motion an investigation that insinuates two young people into the man’s life, employs agents across two continents and plumbs the depths of two war torn souls. What they find darkens the lives of them all. What they wanted was truth and justice. What they learn is that sometimes the two are strangers.
Working Title Playwrights (WTP) is proud to present this new play as part of its signature series, The Ethel Woolson Lab (TEWL). In TEWL, WTP member playwrights are given the opportunity to develop their competitively selected scripts with a team of professional actors, director and dramaturg over the course of a week culminating in a staged reading for the public. Audience participation in an engaging talkback session with the playwright after the reading is a vital component of the development process.
Located in beautiful Avondale Estates, the Academy Theatre is Atlanta’s oldest operating theatre company with over 50 years of dedication to helping the City of Atlanta through outreach and community involvement.
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For more information please call the Academy Theatre at 404-474-8332 or visit www.academytheatre.org.