The Midwest Jewish Play Writing Contest 2018

The Midwest Jewish Play Writing Contest


Sunday, March 25, 2018    7:00 p.m.  

At Northbrook Theatre, Northbrook Park District

3323 Walters Ave., Northbrook, IL  60062

For the fifth year, Continuum Theater partners with The Jewish Plays Project to bring the international Jewish Play Writing Contest to the Midwest. Actors read selections from three brand-new Jewish plays and the audience votes for their favorite to continue on to the final round.  This contest helps playwrights develop and promote new plays that feature Jewish characters and themes.

Our thanks to Sonia Marschak for underwriting this program.

Tickets are $20 (no service fee added)

Online Tickets:

Tickets by phone:1-800-838-3006 x.1

Continuum Theater Outings

Continuum Theater purchases blocks of group tickets to local cultural events of Jewish interest.
For tickets to these events, please contact Devorah at or 847-780-7230.


Marriott Theatre
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL 60069

Friends of Continuum Theater will see the February 25th performance at 1:00 p.m. at reduced rates.  A few tickets still available. Contact:

At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing and anything is possible. Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician – united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Anastasia, Seussical), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.
Directed by Nick Bowling, Choreographed by Kenneth L. Roberson.

Jewish Arts for Kids

Choosing Jewish

Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, IL
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Selections from plays help to illustrate the issues raised by assimilation and interfaith marriage.  Pew study statistics of American Jews and Big Jewish ideas are presented to spark discussion about the Jewish future.

This event, commissioned by Congregation Beth Shalom, is only by invitation to the synagogue’s Hebrew School students and their parents.

For information about booking this program, please contact Continuum Theater:

Bible Raps

Various Locations
January 29 – February 1, 2017

Continuum Theater brings Bible Raps to Chicago for an artistic residency. Bible Raps founder Matt Bar and his associate will perform and teach local students to write their own rap songs and create music rap videos on Jewish themes. Participating: North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Solomon Schechter Day School, Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School. 

Our thanks to our donors for subsidizing these programs with grants:
Sonia Marschak, Rivka Zell and JCC Seed613

Jewish Continuity through Jewish Performing Arts

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Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago Break Through Fund
Lakeside Congregation
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

JCC Chicago PresenTense
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Congregation Solel

B'nai Yehuda Beth Sholom
Sonia Marschak