The Art of Forgiveness

January 28 – February 3, 2013

Jewish women reveal their secrets to forgiving.  But do they ever forget?


Curated, Adapted & Produced by Ronda Spinak
Directed by Ellyn Gersh Lerner
Dramaturge Lisa Rosenbaum
Associate Producers Abby Freeman & Susie Yuré

Twenty Things I Know for Sure
Written by Ann Buxie. Performed by the Ensemble.

Harvey and Ellen
Written by Ellen Switkes. Performed by Caroline Aaron.

Ready and Waiting
Written by Sherri Morr. Performed by Jeanette Horn, Caroline Aaron, and Shelly Goldstein.

The Last Supper
Written by Rabbi Lynne (Kern) Appel.  Performed by Caroline Aaron and Rick Zieff.

Written by Shelly Goldstein. Performed by Shelly Goldstein and Rick Zieff.

Within Reach
Written by Cambria Gordon. Performed by Abbe Meryl Feder and Rick Zieff.

Get This
Written by Cindy Chupack, adapted from her original article that appeared in the New York Times Modern Love Column.  Performed by Shelly Goldstein, Rick Zieff, and Abbe Meryl Feder.

Not Child’s Play
Written by Ronda Spinak.  Performed by Jeanette Horn.

Jewish Haiku
Written by Annie Korzen.  Performed by the Ensemble.

Written by Elizabeth Borgwardt. Performed by Abbe Meryl Feder and Rick Zieff.

Not in a Million Years
Written by Arlene Sarner. Performed by Caroline Aaron.

Four Not So Simple Words
Written by Didi Carr Reuben.  Performed by Jeanette Horn and Ethel Golub.

Greedy for Life
Written and performed by Ethel Golub.

Music and Lyrics by Buckcherry. Performed by Shelly Goldstein.



CAROLINE AARON (Actor) is an accomplished actor in film, television, and stage. Directors such as Woody Allen, Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, Nora Ephron, Paul Mazursky, Don Roos, and many others keep her in demand.  Her work with Nichols includes: on Broadway in Social Security, and in films such as Heartburn (opposite Meryl Streep), Working Girl, Primary Colors, and What Planet Are You From? Film audiences perhaps best know her as Woody Allen’s sister in Crimes and Misdemeanors, but she has worked with Allen in Alice, Bullets Over Broadway, Husbands and Wives, and Deconstructing Harry. She has guest-starred on Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters, Shark, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Six Feet Under, among others.  She is the recipient of a Helen Hayes and Dramalogue Award.