Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee

Author: Edward Einhorn

Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee

Description: An original Hanukkah play, told in eight scenes, in which a contemporary boy named Jonathan meets the historical Judah Maccabee.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2008
Date Added: 1/30/2014
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 50 Minutes
0 Females, 2 Males

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Keywords: Fight Sequences · Historical · Intended for Children · Jewish · Mostly Male Characters · Mythology · Religion and Spirituality · Single Set · Small Cast Size · War

This play is in the following collections: Untitled Theater Company #61

Original Production Information

Playing Dreidel with Judah Maccabee was produced December 2008 at The Looking Glass Theatre, NYC with the following cast and crew:

Judah Maccabee: Peter Bean
Jonathan: Dmitri Friendenberg

Director: Edward Einhorn
Set and puppet design: Tanya Khordoc and Barry Weil, Evolve Company
Costume design: Carla Gant
Fight choreography: Cory Einbinder
Stage Manager: Berit Johnson