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Of The Better Kind

Theatre Kavanah is partnering with writer Joy Cohen to develop her play based on the Lost Shul Mural of Burlington, Vermont. In preparation for the unveiling of this new work, we bring you two films that shed light on the mural and put it in the context of its Eastern European origins. Our culminating event will be a staged reading of Joy’s new play, “Of the Better Kind,” in multi-sensory program featuring food, music, and a real taste of “Little Jerusalem!” The play was also inspired by Raise the Roof and our replication of the Gwozdziec Synagogue.

Friday, May 19, at 7pm
Saturday, May 20, at 7pm
Sunday, May 21, at 4 pm

Ben Zion Black was born Ben Zion Joseph Bloch, in Kovno, Lithuania, in 1886. He came to Burlington, Vermont in 1910, where he became a professional artist, a mandolin player, actor, Yiddish poet and playwright, and  commercial sign maker.