Handle with Care
Jason Odell Williams (Hebrew Written by Charlotte Cohn)
|Roneet Aliza Rahamim and Max Tachis|
A snowy Christmas Eve, a nondescript motel room in tiny Goodview, Virginia, and It’s a Wonderful Life marathons on every TV channel can only mean one thing: a miracle is about to happen. But before this holiday miracle can come to pass, a grandmother from Israel will die of old age, her casket will be lost by a bumbling delivery guy, and his Jewish best friend will try to recall a few words from his long-ago bar mitzvah in order to placate an hysterical granddaughter who can only speak Hebrew.
City Lights Theater Company presents Jason Odell Williams’ Handle with Care (with Hebrew by Charlotte Cohn), a 2013 Off-Broadway hit recently optioned for the big screen, and touted as “the perfect Jewish Christmas story.” Please link to Talkin' Broadway for my full review: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/regional/sanjose/sj16.html
Rating: 5 E's
City Lights Theater Company continues its production of Handle with Care through December 20, 2015 at 529 South Second Street, San Jose. Tickets are available online at https://cltc.org/tickets/.
Photo by Susan Mah.