People’s Light Theater is performing The Diary of Anne Frank and they have invited JPSP and our friends at Tribe 12 to attend the play for a very special “Young Friends” evening. In addition to a fantastic performance, your ticket will include a BYOB happy hour prior to the show and a pre-show panel discussion on “The Freedom Seder at 49: Origins and Future” with Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Founder and Director of The Shalom Center, Rev. Mark Tyler, Pastor at Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Rev. Greg Holsten, Executive Director of POWER, an interfaith organization based in Philadelphia. We highly encourage you to invite a friend or two to join us for this amazing evening!
6:00 – 6:30 pm BYOB Happy Hour – donated by WholeFoods
6:30 – 7:15 pm Pre-show panel discussion – “The Freedom Seder at 49: Origins and Future” with Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Rev. Greg Holsten and Rev. Mark Tyler
7:30 pm – 9:45 pm Performance (15 minute intermission)
As members of either JPSP or Tribe 12, your tickets will be $25. To get this special price, enter promo code COMMUNITY25 (all caps) in the promo box during checkout. Note: We would like to be seated together as a group, so please select a seat in the upper LEFT section, rows K-P.
About the Play:
The play, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, was written by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett and adapted by Wendy Kesselman. The play is set in Amsterdam in 1942. In a cramped, secret annex, eight Jews attempt to evade Nazi deportation. One of them, a teenage girl with a vibrant spirit and a gift for writing, chronicles their harrowing experiences in her diary. Wendy Kesselman’s adaptation captures the immediacy of Anne Frank’s voice and the courage and terror of life in hiding from Hitler’s genocide of the Jews. People’s Light production, featuring a multi-racial cast, honors this “undeniably moving” (The New York Times) story as it speaks to today’s increasingly nationalistic world.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow, PhD, Founder and Director, The Shalom Center (link: https://theshalomcenter.org/)
Rev. Greg Holsten, Executive Director POWER (link: https://powerinterfaith.org/)
Rev. Mark Tyler, Pastor, Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church ( https://www.motherbethel.org/content.php?cid=8)
This event is being hosted by People’s Light Theater. Happy hour refreshments will be supplied by WholeFoods and will be partially funded by the Bux-Mont Neighborhood Kehillah in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.