Three generations of Jewish women tell their stories in a heart-warming comedy at the Circle Theatre in Fort Worth, TX.
“From Door to Door” plays until Feb. 17th, having opened Jan. 18th. Show times are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., and Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The play shifts back and forth from the 1930s to the present in moving tales and stars Barbara Bierbrier, Linda Corness, Elizabeth Van Winkle, and Connie de Veer. The play is geared toward theatergoers 12 years old and up and covers topics of love, faith, and marriage, as well as trials and tribulations.
You can help out by ushering and see the play for free.
The theatre is located at 230 W. 4th Street and is in the heart of downtown Fort Worth in Sundance Square. Circle offers contemporary plays that are rarely seen in the city. It is part of its advocacy.
“Pioneer Jewish women used their freedom and power not merely for the sake of helping their husbands, families, and businesses, however, and many were instrumental in the establishment of Jewish organizations as well as the founding of Synagogues throughout the Southwest, ensuring the existence of vibrant Jewish communities that survive there today,” said writer David Goldblatt.
For information on “From Door To Door,” call 817-877-3040.
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