The Messenger by Phoebe Farber

Anat is the director of The Family Circle Nursery School. She grew up on a farm in the north of Israel, but hasn’t been back in many years, and rejects her connection to home. Unlike Trish, the warm and fuzzy head teacher at the school, Anat is tough, impatient, abrasive, and the parents are terrified of her. When a mysterious handy man appears to fix the many repairs needed at the school, Anat is suspicious. Is he a can man? A spy? As the school prepares for a state inspection, Anat and Trish must work together to save the school from getting shut down. In the process, Anat is forced to confront her shameful past in Israel and make peace with herself. The Messenger explores the ideas of forgiveness, shame and the challenges of reconciling the crimes we have committed.

Date: March 18 at 7:30 pm
Venue: Jersey City Theater Center – Show In Map
Tickets:  Available Here
About Phoebe Farber

Phoebe Farber’s plays have been seen around New York and New Jersey. Her play Scrimmage was seen at The Players Theatre (best play, NYC), The Short Play Lab (best play, NYC) and Strangedog short play festival (NJ). Home Care was seen in the Strawberry One-Act Festival (Finalist, NYC), The Aery Theatre’s One-Act Play Festival (NY),Variations Theatre Group (NYC) and at Lab at Luna through Luna Stage (NJ). Jump It was a finalist at The Depot Theater 20/20 festival in Garrison, New York, and appeared at The Everyday Inferno Theater Festival (NYC) and at Lab at Luna (NJ). Class Reunion was seen at The Cell Theater (NYC) and Strangedog short play festival (NJ).
Readings have included Jump It and Nina at Fresh Produced Reading Series (NYC) and Dancing in Captivity at Horsetrade Theatre Group (NYC). Her plays have been published in Applause Theatre & Cinema Books and The Best Plays From The Strawberry One-Act Festival.

Phoebe lives in Montclair, New Jersey, has a private psychotherapy practice and is a professor at Montclair State University.

About the New Jersey Women Playwrights Project

About the New Jersey Women Playwrights Project

The New Jersey Women Playwrights Project provides writers an opportunity to work on new plays with professional actors and directors in a 12-18 month development process. Now in Round Five, 18 writers are a part of this brilliant community. For more information on the NJWPP, click here.

About the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival
This event is presented as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance‘s Stages Festival, a month-long celebration of theatre throughout the state. For more information on the New Jersey Theatre Alliance or the Stages Festival, click here or here respectively to visit their websites.