The Karpovsky Variations
BOOMERANG THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Adam Kraar’s THE KARPOVSKY VARIATIONS, a play with klezmer music, directed by Tasha Gordon-Solmon.
Julia Karpovsky’s father is brilliant, talented—and lives half a world away. Growing up among her eccentric and disparate relatives, Julia navigates her way through a family with a missing piece, searching for the elusive notes of her father's clarinet. This musical story traces the Karpovskys' encounters at airport lounges over two decades as they improvise what it means to be a family.
Boomerang Theatre Company returns to present this inspirational play with music about the 20th century Jewish experience. Gordon-Solmon, a playwright who also directs, faces the challenge of getting the actors, who haven’t been in person with each other in over two years, to develop a strong rapport and that tight family bond. Gordon-Solmon, with her mostly female team, along with her actors, will delve deep into themes of the shifting idea of “family”, look at Northern vs. Southern Jewish immigrants, and even explore the role of Jewish cooking within these parameters.
The production stars Ezra Barnes*(Off Broadway’s Breakfast With Mugabe ) as Lawrence , Rivka Borek* (Bay Street’s Othello) as Julia, Barbara Broughton* (Bway’s Sunday in the Park with George) as Great Momma Rose , Michelle Liu Coughlin* (National Tour The King & I) as Maxine , Tony Crane* (TV’s “Succession”) as Barry and Chris Thorn* (LCT’s Greater Clements ) as Harold. *Actors performing courtesy of Actors Equity Association.
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