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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Miller and Marylin

Cohnipedia: Miller and Marilyn: a not so odd Jewish couple

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus December 15, 2011

"My Week With Marilyn," which has received mostly positive reviews, stars Michelle Williams in the tile role, where she practically "channels" the iconic blonde bombshell of the silver screen.  The film is based on a memoir by a second assistant to Laurence...

(From left) Julie Layton, Gary Wayne Barker, Elizabeth Townsend and  Bobby Miller perform in the New Jewish Theatre’s ‘Awake and Sing.’

NJT soars with ‘Awake and Sing’

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-In-Chief Emeritus April 27, 2011

Clifford Odets, one of the leading playwrights of left-wing social protest and a master craftsman of Depression-era Jewish family dynamics, would no doubt be proud of the soaring New Jewish Theatre production of one of his best plays, "Awake and Sing,"...

The cast rehearses ‘Awake and Sing!’ last week. From left are Aaron Orion Baker, Julie Layton, Bobby Miller, Gary Wayne Barker and Elizabeth Ann Townsend. Photo:  Lisa Mandel

Theatrical collaboration

BY PATRICIA CORRIGAN, SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH LIGHT April 21, 2011

In the Great Depression, Clifford Odets wrote "Awake and Sing!," a play about a family's responses to challenges that sound eerily familiar. Kathleen Sitzer, artistic director of the New Jewish Theatre, ticks off those challenges: A broken economy, war...

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