In Jewish tradition, a new day begins in the evening. That is why Shabbat, the day of rest, is welcomed at sundown. You’re invited to the Bellamy family dining table, set with their finest glassware and a few charmingly mismatched spoons. In this unique (and not so traditional) dinner-turned-performance, the rituals and customs of a Shabbat dinner are recreated. Bread is broken. Family stories are offered. As the night unfolds, a community is built and then dismantled. Written by award-winning playwright Jessica Bellamy, Shabbat Dinner weaves together poetic storytelling, live music and Bellamy’s best attempt at rekindling the taste of her Baba’s borscht. A celebration of food, family and feminism that will stay with you long after you’ve left the theatre.
‘A powerful, universal tale of love, loss and the hardship that people, and women in particular, must still endure worldwide.’ ★★★★ – ArtsHub
Director Anthony Skuse
Producers Brent Davidson & Jessica Bellamy
With Jessica Bellamy, Kirsty Marillier, Olivia Stambouliah
Supported and developed by Rocksurfers Theatre Co. and Playwriting Australia
10 – 15 September
Monday – Friday 7pm
Book tickets: http://griffintheatre.com.au/whats-on/shabbat-dinner/
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