Jessica Bellamy is the writer and one of the performers of Shabbat Dinner, the next offering up at the Stables as part of Griffin’s Specials for 2018. We were lucky enough to pick her brain on all things Shabbat prior to...Read More +
By Jessica Bellamy
10 - 15 September 2018
Presented by Griffin Theatre Company
In Jewish tradition, a new day begins in the evening. That is why Shabbat, the day of rest, is welcomed at sundown. You’re invited to the Bellamy family dining table, set with their finest glassware and a few charmingly mismatched spoons. In this unique (and not so traditional) dinner-turned-performance, the rituals and customs of a Shabbat dinner are recreated. Bread is broken. Family stories are offered. As the night unfolds, a community is built and then dismantled. Written by award-winning playwright Jessica Bellamy, Shabbat Dinner weaves together poetic storytelling, live music and Bellamy’s best attempt at rekindling the taste of her Baba’s borscht. A celebration of food, family and feminism that will stay with you long after you’ve left the theatre.
‘A powerful, universal tale of love, loss and the hardship that people, and women in particular, must still endure worldwide.’ ★★★★ – ArtsHub
This show has now sold out.
Director Anthony Skuse
Producers Brent Davidson & Jessica Bellamy
Stage Manager & Co-Designer Kelsey Lee
With Jessica Bellamy, Amy Hack, Kirsty Marillier
10 – 15 September
Monday – Saturday 7pm
Transaction fees of $4 for online bookings and $6 for phone bookings apply
90 minutes without interval
“…a timely reminder that we are all more alike than we are different. Also that the ancient belief of sharing food and table to break down ignorance and enmity is as true today as it ever was.” ★★★★ Diana Simmonds, Stage Noise
“A warm, entertaining and educational work of chamber theatre.” David Kary, Sydney Arts Guide
“An intriguing and informative immersive theatrical experience.” Jade Kops, Broadway World
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