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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Kathleen Sitzer, Sarajane Alverson and Erin Renee Roberts star in ‘Raging Skillet’ at The New Jewish Theatre, through Oct. 21. Photo: Eric Woolsey

Funny, poignant ‘Raging Skillet’ is tasty theater

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR October 11, 2018

Any theater production that serves audiences Snickers and Potato Chip Casserole scores points with me. “Raging Skillet,” which opens the 22nd season of the New Jewish Theatre, is one of those productions.The play also serves up plenty of raucous laughs...

Jewish entrepreneur David Dresner is opening a global pot sticker restaurant called Crispy Edge next month in the Tower Grove neighborhood. The idea for the restaurant was inspired by his grandfather, who cultivated Dresner’s love of pot stickers.

Pot sticker restaurateur, NJT’s new season, cats on film

Ellen Futterman, Editor March 7, 2018

Edgy eateryCrispy Edge, a new pot sticker restaurant owned and operated by local Jewish entrepreneur and Washington University graduate, David Dresner, will open in early April in the Tower Grove neighborhood.Dresner, 30, who attends Central Reform Congregation...

Samuel Davis and Kathleen Sitzer star in the New Jewish Theatre production of ‘Driving Miss Daisy.’ Photos: Eric Woolsey

That’s a wrap: Sitzer retiring from NJT after 22 years

Ellen Futterman, Editor January 10, 2018

After 21 seasons and more than 100 plays that reflect the human condition through a Jewish lens, Kathleen Sitzer, artistic director of the New Jewish Theatre, will retire in June, shortly after the close of NJT’s 2017-18 season.Sitzer, 72, has been...

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