"BASHA RUBENCHEK FROM MINSK, COMRADE OF PETALUMA" by Mae Ziglin Meidav
Pat Craig, Contra Costa Times, writes, "Meidav create(s) an extremely rich work...a passionate point of view... a host of beautifully crafted, three-dimensional characters...a conclusion that will leave most people smiling."
Jerry Friedman KGO radio: "My highest rating...a wonderful evening of theatre"
Read Ken Bullock's feature in the Berkeley Daily Planet
Cossacks attack the Minsk ghetto and harden a young Jewish girls defiance. She embraces Marxismand her fellow comradebut is torn between the Revolution and Tradition. She flees to Kenya to an arranged marriage with a Torah scholar. When WWI invades, they choose Petaluma over Palestine and start the famous Jewish Chicken Ranch Co-op (read, kibbutz) in Sonoma County. But America at war-time is a dangerous place for Socialist ideas, and night-riding Vigilantes come again!
Cast: Reuben Alvear, Al Badger, Sarah Eismann, Theresa Miller, Brian O'connor, Jeff Trescott, Yelena Segal and Sarah Eismann as Basha.
Directed by Lia Metz / Set & Lighting Design by Don Cate.
Costumes by Jessie Amoroso / Sound by Bradford Chapin.
YELENA SEGAL performs the role of Basha on 4/25, 4/30, 5/1.
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
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