Irvine, CA (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
On Saturday February 2nd, the Merage Jewish Community Center will present NEW EYES, a critically acclaimed poignant and funny one woman show that addresses how Israelis and American Jews are stereotyped and the havoc that plays on young people's ability to find their place in the world. Yafit Josephson portrays 18 characters from five different countries as she conveys her riveting and uplifting story, as she sees the world, and it sees her, through NEW EYES.
The show tells the story of a young woman living in Israel who joins the Israeli army as part of her mandatory service to her country. Upon completing her service, she moves to Los Angeles to follow her dream of becoming an actress but finds herself constantly cast as the villain. New Eyes will make its Orange County debut on February 2 at 7:30 pm at the Merage Jewish Community Center in Irvine. Advance tickets are $25 and available online or by calling the JCC at 949-435-3400.
Just as Israel wrestles with the world's false perceptions, Yafit must decide how far she is willing to go to challenge, change, or accept how others see her, and what she is willing to risk to fulfill her dreams and destiny. The show explores universal themes of self-esteem, family relationships, identity and cultural differences and similarities.
The Merage JCC is located at 1 Federation Way in Irvine.The Merage Jewish Community Center's Orange County Jewish Theatre brings quality Jewish shows, musicals, plays and films to the Orange County Jewish community.