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It Gets Bitter

Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 7:30 pm

It Gets Bitter is a one act dramedy featuring Abbi and Si Gezunt, a mother-son Kosher-Entertainment Duo. After Si comes out to his mom as gay, she outsources mental counseling from a questionable therapist, who threatens to ruin Si's life and his relationship with his mother. The mother and son face off in front of the whole community and search for new ways of accepting each other and having their community accept them. Written and performed by Yochai Greenfeld, and directed by Eric Parness, the play features video art, drag performances, live singing and some serious drama, and tackles acceptance within the family and community. The performance will be followed by a discussion with creator Yochai Greenfeld and Sean Elias, Artistic Director of the Iron Crow Theatre.
About the Creator:
Yochai Greenfeld (He/Him) is an actor, dancer and writer, born and raised in Israel, and has been performing and creating in the States since 2017. His recent credits include the Broadway tour of "Fiddler on the Roof", "A Charlie Brown Christmas Story", and Broadway Backwards 2019. Abbi Gezunt was conceived as part of the LABA fellowship for Jewish Culture, and has since launched a youtube channel featuring Queer Jewish Educational videos. This is her first full length play.  

Part of the Second Annual Queer Jewish Arts Festival, a series of programs celebrating multiple facets of our identities including gender, race, religion and class through film and theater. Highlighting local, national, and international artists who are making art with Queer and Jewish content, the festival examines the complexity of how we present ourselves and move throughout life. Sponsored by the Grandchildren of Harvey M. & Lyn P. Meyerhoff Philanthropic Fund.

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