Activity Guides 2019 Winter Spring Activity Guide - Page 32

Cultural Arts & Entertainment Celebrating Arts, Culture and Education for Richmond and our Jewish Community, Patrons of the Arts is an exciting and unique series bringing culture-rich programs to our entire community. For nearly a decade, Patrons of the Arts has offered year-round events including film, theater, music, conversation, visual arts and dance. For information on Cultural Arts and Entertainment events, contact Leslie McGuigan, Director of Cultural Arts, at 545-8608 or llooney@weinsteinjcc.org. The Rothschilds Driving Miss Daisy Based on the Book by Sherman Yellen Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick Directed by Debra Clinton Sponsored by Chris and Marc Greenberg and Blackwood Development Written by Alfred Ahry Directed by Debra Clinton Sponsored by the Belleman Family and Gilbert Rosenthal Shrewd, charismatic, resourceful and ambitious, Mayer Rothschild and his five sons struggle to overcome the prejudice of late- eighteenth-century European society, as they build a family banking business that takes them from the Jewish ghetto to the courts of the rich and powerful. On the way, they come to dominate European finance, help fund Napoleon’s defeat and secure a Declaration of Rights for their people from the Crowned Heads of State. It is truly Europe’s most famous rags-to-riches story. This warm-hearted, humorous play takes place in 1948 in the Deep South, just prior to the civil rights movement, and is the affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady named Daisy Wert- han, and a proud, soft-spoken black man named Hoke. In a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two—despite their mutual differences—grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Opening Night: February 28 March 2, 7 and 9 7:30 pm 7:30 pm Opening Night: April 10 April 11, 16 and 17 7:30 pm 7:30 pm March 3 and 10 2:00 pm April 14 2:00 pm Cultural Programming at the Weinstein JCC is supported in part by: The Sara D. November Art Program Endowment Fund and The Meno Lovenstein Cultural Arts Endowment Fund 32 Weinstein JCC | 2019 Winter - Spring Activity Guide