By Lindsay Joelle
Directed by Derek Goldman
May 30-June 24, 2018

Zalmy lives a double life: by day, he’s the rebbe’s loyal foot soldier, driving a tricked-out “Mitzvah Tank” through NYC with his best friend Shmuel. By night, he sneaks away from his orthodox community to roller-skate, dance in discos, and listen to rock and roll. But when he befriends a zealous young man eager to be his student, the barrier between Zalmy’s two worlds starts to crack—until he must choose once and for all where he belongs. Overflowing with humor and heart, you won’t want to miss this delightful new play.

Winner of 2016 Rita Goldberg Award, and Jewish Plays Project Top 10 finalist

Running time: 90 minutes, no intermission

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

This production is supported by the Fisher Family Visiting Artist Program.


Josh Adams
Josh Adams
Madeline Joey Rose
Madeline Joey Rose
Tyler Herman
Drew Kopas
Drew Kopas

Director:  Derek Goldman
Scenic Designer: Paige Hathaway
Costume Designer: Kelsey Hunt
Lighting Designer: Harold F. Burgess II
Sound Designer: Justin Schmitz
Casting Director:  Jenna Duncan
Production Stage Manager:  Karen Currie
Assistant Stage Manager:  Jessica Soriano

Creative Conversation
Sunday, June 10 following the 2:00 PM show
Details to follow

Cast Talk-back
Thursday, June 14 following the 7:30 PM show

Sunday Symposium
Sunday, June 17 following the 2:00 PM show
Details to follow

Production Angels

Leading Angels
Arlene and Martin Klepper

Sponsoring Angels
Patti and Mitchell Herman
Elaine Reuben

Supporting Angels
Bunny Dwin
Myrna Fawcett
Martha Winter Gross and Robert Tracy
Janet Leno and Peter Harrold
Alan and Irene Wurtzel

Tickets for Trayf