A World Premiere
Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival

G-d’s Honest Truth
MARCH 18 – APRIL 19, 2015

By Renee Calarco, author of The Religion Thing
Directed by Jenny McConnell Frederick

Featuring Audrey Bertaux,
Rena Cherry Brown, Naomi Jacobson, Michael Kramer, John Lescault, Eric M. Messner and Sasha Olinick

Roberta and Larry always try to do the right thing – for their son (two and a half years into his engagement); for their marriage (never go to bed angry); and especially for their synagogue (which is always trying to build its membership—they’d be happy to tell you more…).

When they have the opportunity to help rescue a Holocaust Torah, they know they have to bring it to Temple Beth David. Inspired by the true story of Rabbi Menachem Youlus, the self-dubbed “Jewish Indiana Jones,” this story, which hits close to home, explores how the Jewish community deals with, responds to and heals from scandal. Told with humor and pathos by the Helen Hayes Award winning playwright and recent recipient of the 2014 Jewish Plays Project Award.

While inspired by a true story, this play is a work of fiction, and is not intended to accurately portray any real people or events.

Running time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission.



Audrey Bertaux

Rena Cherry Brown

Naomi Jacobson

Michael Kramer

John Lescault

Eric M. Messner

Sasha Olinick