The Most Beautiful Jew in the World
A Tribute to Joel Gersmann
Directed by Broom Street Theater
In November Broom Street Theater will honor the life and work of the late Joel Gersmann with a gathering and an exhibition called The Most Beautiful Jew in the World: A Tribute to Joel Gersmann. Gersmann, the theater's artistic director for more than three decades until his untimely death in June at the age of 62, was the writer-director of more than 130 plays. Before he died he was writing a play about the designer Ralph Lauren called The Most Beautiful Jew in the World, scheduled to open in November.
Gersmann inspired hundreds of others to write, direct, act, produce, and create nontraditional theatrical work. The founders of about two dozen theaters around the country got their starts at Broom Street Theater. Other distinguished alumni include politicians, academics, writers, poets, and musicians.
Afternoon Gathering: On Saturday, November 12, from 2:30-5:30 pm, Broom Streeters past and present will join Gersmann's friends and family to socialize, reminisce, and see the premier showing of a documentary film about Gersmann and his work. Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center, 953 Jenifer Street, Madison WI. Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served.
Evening Exhibit Opening: That evening, at 6:30 pm November 12, the theater opens its doors at 1119 Williamson Street, for the start of a four-week multi-media exhibit in honor of Gersmann's central role in Broom Street Theater's long record of accomplishment. The exhibit includes videos of past productions; posters and programs; critical correspondence; visual images of Gersmann and his work; samples of his poems, and his literary, music, and food reviews.
The Most Beautiful Jew in the World: A Tribute to Joel Gersmann exhibit at the theater will be open to the public and free of charge as follows: Saturday November 12th, 2005 (Opening) - 6:30 PM to 10 PM. After that, it is open every Friday and Saturday evening 7-10 PM and every Sunday afternoon 1 - 4:00 PM through December 4th, 2005 (closing).
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Broom Street Theater is grateful to the Marquette Neighborhood Association for its support of this event, and of Joelís work over many years. A full list of business contributors will be available at the event on November 12.
Produced by Broom Street Theater at 1119 Williamson Street
Performances: Saturday November 12th, 2005 (Opening) - 6:30 PM to 10 PM. After that, it is open every Friday and Saturday evening 7-10 PM and every Sunday afternoon 1 - 4:00 PM through December 4th, 2005 (closing).
Ticket Prices: Free and open to the public
Call 608.244.8338 for reservations or more information.