Michelle Rosenfarb’s The Gates of Choice. August 15th, 2010. 7:30 p.m.
Local playwright and Carbonell Award nominee, Michelle Rosenfarb, was recently accepted into the MFA Dramatic Writing Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and will commence this prestigious program in the fall. To help support her educational endeavors, GableStage will be presenting a Benefit Play Reading of her award-winning script, The Gates of Choice. All proceeds will go to the playwright. Critically acclaimed, The Gates of Choice received its world premiere production at New Theatre in Coral Gables during their 2008-2009 season, and is the script that gained Ms. Rosenfarb attention on the theatre map.
In the Israeli Ultra Orthodox quarter of Mea Shearim, a young Hasidic woman facing an arranged marriage, finds refuge and answers in a taboo relationship. Fueled by her curious nature and longing for identity, she delves further to find “the truth” forming the foundation of her religion, her community, and her family. While the play is specific in nature, the theme is universal: the rules of our father, may not be the rules for us.
The ensemble will include performances by some of South Florida’s best Valentina Izarra, Angie Radosh, Bill Schwartz, Kim Ehly, Nick Duckart, Mark and Della Ventura. The play Narrated by Pilar Uribe and directed by Michelle Rosenfarb.
GableStage at the Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33134