JCC Youth Theatre presents shows that teach tolerance

The Jewish Community Center’s Youth Theatre Program will perform three plays, each on the theme of tolerance.  All performances take place at the Performing Arts Center at the JCC, 2 Millstone Campus Drive.

The Teen Theatre (sixth through ninth graders) will perform “Romeo and Juliet” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. 

Theatre Chaverim’s third through fifth graders will close the season with “Capture the Moon” and “Elijah’s Violin” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19 and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22. 

“Capture the Moon” follows Yossel, his father Berel and other villagers on a quest to capture the light of the moon. Along the journey they meet many people who are different— from their beliefs, the way they look; they wear different clothes and even eat different foods. Through their comical journey, the villagers learn to accept others just as others learn to accept them, which leads to great friendships and a sense of community. “Elijah’s Violin” is an old Jewish fairytale adapted for the stage by Cindy Lewis. 

Tickets for any of the Youth Theatre productions can be purchased by calling 314-442-3239, online at brownpapertickets.com or at the door the day of performances. Tickets are $8 in advance and available through brownpapertickets.com or by calling 314-442-3239 and are $10 at the door.