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JAW Play Reading: The Red Beads

Event Details
Sunday, July 25, 2021
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. PDT
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U.S. Bank Main Stage or Online
FREE, but tickets required

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JAW Play Reading: The Red Beads

Written by Rinne B. Groff
Directed by Johanna Gruenhut
Based on The Singer of His Sorrows by Osip Dymov
As adapted by Adrian Guo-Silver & Rinne Groff
From a translation by Adrian Guo-Silver

This charming, comical, and stirring fable is drawn from one of the great tales of the Yiddish theater. When a father’s bedtime story magically comes to life, his young daughter is plunged into the world of a poor shtetl poet who is desperately in love with a woman who spurns him. With great wit and even greater heart, The Red Beads explores the beauty — and the pain — of letting love triumph over logic.

Join us in person at The Armory, or watch the performance online!

  • Performed on the U.S. Bank Main Stage (free; tickets and masks required).
  • Streamed live (free; reserve a ticket for access)

Cast & Creative Team

Yoshke. . . . . . . .Joshua J. Weinstein*
Alyetshke. . . . . . Kayla Kelly*
Madam Lurye. . . Andrea White*
Semyontshik. . . .Gerrin Delane Mitchell*
Sheyne. . . . . . .  Crystal Ann Muñoz*
Hodes. . . . . . . . Nicole Marie Green* 
Perlson. . . . . . . Jimmy Garcia*
Godinsky. . . . . . Darius Pierce*

Stage Manager: Mark Tynan*
Production Assistant: Danny Rosales
Stage Directions: Claire Rigsby*
Sign Interpreters: Dot Hearn, Kassie Hughes & Dana Walls

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.


Rinne B. Groff, Playwright
Rinne B. Groff, Playwright

Rinne’s plays and musicals have been produced at the Public Theater, Clubbed Thumb, Playwrights Horizons, Trinity Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Yale Rep, and the Women’s Project, among others, in the United States and internationally. Rinne is a recipient of the Whiting Writers Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and an Obie Award grant. Founding member of Elevator Repair Service Theater Company. New Dramatists, Dramatist Guild. Head of playwriting in the Department of Dramatic Writing at NYU, Tisch School of the Arts.

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