My Double Life, A Reading Workshop

posts by randi@thejcc

Date(s) - 09/11/2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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The JCC in Manhattan


This one-woman show about actor and icon Sarah Bernhardt explores Bernhardt’s famous public persona, but focuses more on the personal Sarah, with whom actress Rebecca Karpovsky begins to identify as she takes on the role of the iconic actress. Bernhardt has been compared to Joan Rivers and Barbra Streisand, who were and are, powerful Jewish women and cultural icons. Perpetually unsatisfied, they worked harder and harder to outdo themselves, and their thirst was never quenched. Join Karpovsky as she inhabits the role of Sarah, thriving in a male-dominated, anti-Semitic society at home in France and abroad. Through her work with renowned teacher/director Wynn Handman and dramaturg Ilya Khodosh, Karpovsky, the daughter of Russian Jewish immigrants, comes to identify with Sarah, exploring the tough relationship with their mothers, their work ethics, and their emotional struggles. In the spirit of the workshop, audience members will be invited to give feedback.

Generation R programs are generously supported by Genesis Philanthropy Group.

Public Price $ 0.00