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  • West Coast Jewish Theatre takes the stage

    By Tom Tugend

    April 15, 2015 | 3:46 pm

    Last year, Howard Teichman, the artistic director of the West Coast Jewish Theatre (WCJT), stood before the audience applauding the final performance of “The Whipping Man” and sorrowfully announced there would be no future plays — there simply was no more money in the kitty.

    This...

  • Jewish slave owners and a seder for the ages

    February 12, 2015 | 10:14 am

    The son of a Jewish, slave-owning family from the South confronts two of his former slaves just as the Civil War ends in the play “The Whipping Man,” which played at the West Coast Jewish Theatre in Los Angeles, has been produced by theater companies around the country and is now...

  • Confederate Jews, ‘Asher Lev’ enliven L.A. stages

    By Tom Tugend

    February 12, 2014 | 3:55 pm

    Just when you thought Jewish theater in Los Angeles was comatose, two plays, “The Whipping Man” and “My Name Is Asher Lev” are on the boards this month.

    The West Coast Jewish Theatre’s current Los Angeles premiere of “Whipping Man” is set in an unexpected milieu, the American...

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