Congregation Ohav Shalom will present Beau Jest, a side-splitting lighthearted romp into marriage, dating vs. child relationships, and confused identities August 10-13 at 113 New Krumkill Road, Albany. The latest offering of The Noodle Pudding Players (formerly known as the Ohav Players) is directed by Michelle Ungerman Sanders and features local talent including Ashliann Arditi, Antone Correia, Michele Marchese, Seth Schoenhaus, Stephanie Weber-Remmert and Alan Zucker. Proceeds from the performances will benefit Congregation Ohav Shalom.
Written by James Sherman, this contemporary comedy introduces Sarah Goldman, a young school teacher who invents a perfect Jewish boyfriend whom she believes will please her traditionally-minded mother. When her parents insist on meeting him, Sarah hires an actor, Bob, to pretend to be her “beau.” The masquerade works flawlessly for a time, thanks to Bob’s charisma and improvisational skills, and the antics that follow are laugh-out-loud funny.
Show dates are Sunday, August 10, (3 pm and 7 pm), and Monday through Wednesday, August 11-13 at 7 pm at Congregation Ohav Shalom. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 students/seniors and will be available at the door. There is a barbecue dinner option ($35 for dinner plus show) on Sunday, August 10 starting at 6 pm (between the matinee and evening performances) and is by reservation only. Call Nancy Pandolfo at 489-4706 Ext. 10 or Nancy@ohavshalom.org for reservations and information.
Congregation Ohav Shalom, led by Rabbi Daniel Ornstein and Rabbi Rena Kieval, is a Conservative/Egalitarian Synagogue affiliated with The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.