King of the Jews – Reading

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King of the Jews
Monday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m.
at the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Wherever the Germans went throughout Europe they set up a governing council to control Jewish life in the ghettos. King of the Jews tells the story of one such Judenrat, led by the notorious, morally ambiguous Doctor Trumpelman. The 12 members of Trumpelman’s  council revel in their newfound power until they are faced with the impossible task of handing over the names of 100 of their fellow Jews. Unable to choose and unable to disobey, the council members grapple with the unthinkable assignment of sentencing their own people to death.  In English.

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Ron Rifkin* ( TV: Alias, L.A. Confidential,  Dragonfly; Bway: Tony Award for Cabaret);
Mary Illes* (Bway: The Phantom of the Opera, The Music Man, The Scarlet Pimpernel)
Jim Shankman* (Bway: Once In A Lifetime, Grease);
Doug Shapiro* (NY: Once Upon A Mattress, Finding Nemo, Yank!);
Daniel Oreskes* (Bway: Oslo, The Miracle Worker, Billy Elliot, Cymbeline, Aida)
Hal Robinson*(Bway: The Price, People In The Picture, Cabaret, Nick and Nora, Grand Hotel);
David Lavine* (TV: The Blacklist, Orange Is The New Black, Blue Bloods, Person Of Interest);
Serena Ryen; (Regional: Antigone, Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical!)
JP Sarro* (TV: Orange Is The New Black; Regional Theatre: The Wick, Ocean State Theatre, Theatre By The Sea);
Charles Karel*(Bway: Zorba, Dear World, Milk and Honey, Hello Dolly, Golden Rainbow NYTF: Lies My Father Told Me);
Bruce Rebold* (NYTF: The Golden Bride, The Sorceress);
Josh Lerner (NY: Broadway Bound, Brighton Beach Memoirs)

Stage Directions/Narrator: Adam Kaster*

Directed by Alexandra Aron
Reading produced by Anya Epstein and Danny Futterman in Association with NYTF


*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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