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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

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

St. Louis Jewish Light

Max & Louie Productions brings Tiny Beautiful Things to the stage July 29-Aug. 8. Photo: Dan Donovan

Lived advice from the heart animates ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’

ELLEN FUTTERMAN, Editor-in-Chief July 25, 2021

Sydnie Grosberg Ronga wasn’t supposed to be directing “Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar” because the play, presented by Max & Louie Productions, was supposed to be performed last summer. Of course, we know that...

The 2019 New Jewish Theatre production of ’Brighton Beach Memoirs.’ Photo: Greg Lazerwitz

2019 was a very “haimish” year for St. Louis theater

By Judith Newmark, Special to the Jewish Light January 16, 2020

Maybe I’m just super-aware of these things. But I can’t be the only one to have noticed that on stages around St. Louis, 2019 seemed exceptionally . . . Jewish.And we’re not just talking schmaltz. This was challenging, high-quality theater,  beautifully...

Zoe Farmingdale

Theatrical homecoming, concert for the Rebbe, Light survey

June 13, 2019

Truth, immigration, loveIn any given week, numerous email pitches come my way, but here’s one from last week I couldn’t resist:Hello! I’m a St. Louis native, Solomon Schechter graduate and B’nai Amoona member. I’m based in Los Angeles, but I’m...

The Black Rep presents ‘Canfield Drive’ through Jan. 27 at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus. Photo: Peter Spack

2019 Winter Arts Guide: 18 ways to beat back winter

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR January 18, 2019

When it’s cold outside, our tendency is to hibernate — get into our PJs, cozy up with a glass of wine or hot toddy and binge-watch whatever (might I recommend “Killing Eve” on Hulu).And while that’s fine for a night or two, staying in means...

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