The Blessing of a Broken Heart
an award-winning play by Todd Salovey
based on the award-winning book by
directed by Yael Valier
designed by John Krug
in cooperation with
2022 run is over.
For updates and tickets for the April 2023 production, click HERE.
Click HERE for the production page for more information about the cast, speakers, crew and making of this production.
Blessing Trailer click
Photo credits, Karen Feldman, 2022
"Watching [this] play was a profound experience." ~ Sara Yoheved Rigler
"riveting...sensitive...poignant" ~Assaf Berznitsky, Producer, Khan Repertory
For more reviews and media, click HERE.
Sherri Mandell wrote an inspiring book about her search for meaning in the year after her son Koby's murder. Todd Salovey's play faithfully animates her journey with sensitivity and humor.
The Blessing of a Broken Heart opens on March 14th, 2022, in Jerusalem's Beit Mazia Theater and goes on to other locations. Todd Salovey’s play, based on Sherri Mandell’s National Jewish Book Award-winning book, won the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award. It tells the true story of Sherri’s journey with and through grief after her son Koby’s vicious murder during the Second Intifada.
Each performance is followed by an interview with a guest scholar. We will be discussing the big issues of good and evil, faith and doubt, the benevolence--or otherwise--of God, and human resilience.
Dates, cities, speakers:
March 14, 2022, 16:00, Beit Mazia Theater, Jerusalem, with Sherri Mandell
March 14, 2022, 20:00, Beit Mazia Theater, Jerusalem, with Sherri Mandell
March 15, 2022, 16:00, Beit Mazia Theater, Jerusalem, with R' Seth Mandell
March 15, 2022, 20:00, Beit Mazia Theater, Jerusalem, with R' Seth Mandell
March 30, 2022, 19:30, Center Stage Theater, Ra'anana, with R' Stewart (Shmuel) Weiss
March 31, 2022, 19:30, Heichal Tarbut GE, Gush Etzion, with Sherri & R' Seth Mandell
For more information about Blessing -- locations, background, cast, crew, speakers, click HERE.
2022 run is over. For updates and tickets for the June 2023 run, click HERE.
Sherri and Seth Mandell on stage post-performance with director, Yael Valier. Photo by Beth Lanin
Rehearsal and performance scenes from current and previous productions