New Theatre presents the East Coast Premiere of "The Gospel According to Jerry"by Richard Krevolin & Rabbi Irwin Kula!

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Rabbi Irwin Kula and playwright Richard Krevolin take on many of the big issues surrounding spirituality, Jewish-African American relationships and overeating in their hit play.

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"What happens when a Rabbi and an African-American gospel singer sit down together at an overeater's anonymous meeting?"

New Theatre is delighted to present the Eastern Premiere of The Gospel According to Jerry by writing duo Richard Krevolin and Irwin Kula. The Gospel According to Jerry runs from November 21 - December 14, 2014 4 at the beautiful, South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC), 10950 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay, Florida 33189.

Penned by writing duo Richard Krevolin and Irwin Kula, the play revolves around a life changing relationship between a Rabbi and Gospel singer where neither of them are able to move forward without the other's support. The Gospel According to Jerry received its World Premiere at the Minnesota Jewish Theater in April, 2011.

Richard Krevolin is a screenwriter, playwright, fiction author and has taught dramatic writing at USC, UCLA and UGA. He is the author of many books on storytelling and dramatic writing. His plays have been nominated for an Ovation Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and have been performed by David Proval, Ed Asner, Allen Arbus, Jean Smart, Mackenzie Phillips and Richard Kline. He recently wrote, directed and produced the documentary film, MAKING LIGHT IN TEREZIN, which will be on PBS in March, 2015.

Rabbi Irwin Kula inspires people worldwide by using Jewish wisdom to speak to all aspects of modern life. He has worked with leaders from the Dalai Lama to Queen Noor and with institutions in Bhutan and Rwanda and across Europe and the United States to promote compassionate leadership. He is the author of the award-winning book, Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life (2006), creator of the acclaimed film, Time for a New God (2004), and the Public TV series Simple Wisdom (2003), and is the President of Clal-The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.

The play is directed by New Theatre Company member Stephen Neal and features a tour de force cast of Christina Alexander and John Manzelli. Production Team includes: Stephen E. Davis, Eric Nelson, Anton Church, Travis Neff, Geordan Gottlieb & TLC Events Group, Erik J. Rodriguez, Jennifer Lehr, Gabriel Bonilla & Eileen Suarez

Performances will take place on Friday & Saturday at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 1 pm and 5:30 pm. There will NOT be a Sunday 5:30 pm performance on November 23rd. General Admission tickets are: Advance tickets $26 and Same Day tickets $31. To purchase tickets visit or call the SMDCAC box office at 786-573-5300.

The Gospel According to Jerry by Richard Krevolin & Irwin Kula
November 21 - December 14, 2014
Press Opening Saturday, November 22, 2014

Directed by Stephen Neal
Starring Christina Alexander and John Manzelli

Production Stage Manager: Michelle Lavergne; Scenic Designer: Stephen E. Davis;
Lighting Designer: Eric Nelson; Sound Designer: Anton Church;
Technical Director: Travis Neff; Set Construction: TLC Events Group

New Theatre's season is made possible in part by programming support from the Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners.

Performance times:
Friday & Saturday at 8:30 pm and Sunday at 1 pm and 5:30 pm
(NO Sunday 5:30 pm performance on November 23)

General Admission Tickets:
$26 Advance tickets
$31 Same Day tickets

Student Rush
(under 25 with ID)
Ticket: $15 at the door ½ hour prior to curtain based on availability

4 Play Membership: $96
(Each Membership is good for 1 ticket to each of the 4 plays in the season )

New Theatre Performing at
South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center
10950 SW 211 Street
Cutler Bay, FL 33189
Conveniently located off of the Florida Turnpike, Exit 11.

For tickets, visit or call the SMDCAC box office at 786-573-5300
For more information, visit

***New Theatre productions may contain adult material, language and/or situations.

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About New Theatre


New Theatre's mission is to stimulate, provoke, challenge and entertain a diverse audience with a repertory of new works and the classics.

Ricky J. Martinez, Artistic Director    
Eileen Suarez, Managing Director

Since its inception in 1986, New Theatre has been an invigorating part of South Florida's artistic community blending classics and new works with a clear commitment to stimulate, provoke, challenge and entertain its audiences, continuously reinforcing works and artists that reflect the astounding diversity of our multicultural region.            

In its 29th Season, New Theatre is proud of its success as an incubator nurturing undiscovered and known playwrights in launching new plays that have successfully gone on to national and international success and acclaim. New Theatre, a member of the South Florida Theatre League and the National New Play Network (the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production and continued life of new plays) produces plays that strive to stimulate, provoke, challenge and entertain a diverse audience with a repertory of new works and the classics. Most significantly, New Theatre develops new plays by early and mid-career playwrights, staging many in their world premieres. New Theatre has commissioned and/or produced World Premieres of such notable works as Nilo Cruz's 2003 Pulitzer Prize and Steinberg Award-winning play Anna in the Tropics; Tony Award-winning playwright Shirley Lauro's Clarence Darrow's Last Trial; Elaine Romero's Barrio Hollywood; Steinberg and Osborn Award nominated Just A Kiss by Catherine Bush; Quiara Alegria Hudes' 26 Miles; and National New Play Network Rolling World Premieres of both A. Rey Pamatmat's 2012 Steinberg Finalist and Citation-awarded Edith Can Shoot Things...and Hit Them; and this past season's Eugene O'Neill and Woodward/Newman Finalist, Happy by Robert Caisley. New Theatre has also provided a home for World Premieres of local professional playwrights Michael McKeever, Mario Diament, Dr. Richard Janaro, Alfred Allan Lewis, and David Caudle which later exhibit nationally and internationally. Over fifty world premieres of award-winning and successful plays have been commissioned and/or produced at New Theatre as part of its unflagging commitment to "New Voices-New Work."

New Theatre and its artists have received many honors and awards, including the Key to the City of Coral Gables, as well as several Carbonell awards from the South Florida Theater Critics Association, along with multiple nominations by Miami New Times in its Best of Miami issues. The Miami Herald and The Sun Sentinel have singled out New Theatre productions in their Best of the Year listings again and again. The company has been the recipient of funding from Theatre Communications Group, the City of Coral Gables, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Division of Cultural Affairs of the State of Florida, the National Endowment for the Arts, and is a 2013 Knight Arts Challenge Winner.

New Theatre was founded in May 1986, in a 30-seat Coral Gables store-front space by husband and wife Rafael and Kimberly de Acha. After 20 years, Founding Artistic Director Rafael de Acha retired and Associate Artistic Director Ricky J. Martinez became the Artistic Director. Ricky J. along with long-time Managing Director Eileen Suarez continue to honor the commitment to the South Florida community and its artists.

New Theatre is a not for profit 501(c)3 organization registered with the Division of Consumer Services of the State of Florida.

The playwrights, director and the actors are available for interviews. To schedule an interview, please contact Eileen Suarez at esuarez(at)new-theatre(dot)org or (305) 443-5373. Theatre critics are invited to attend the Opening Night performance, Saturday, November 22 at 8:30 pm.

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