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December 10, 2004 - Image 62

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The Detroit Jewish News, 2004-12-10

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Arts Life

Beautiful Answers

JET ushers a highly dynamic premise to life.

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Part 1: Breast Care and Wellness
Prevention, Detection and Management

Mostly straight woman to Bass'
hijinks, Gaza evokes compassion and
strength and provides an effective anchor
for the story:
eath has yet to creep its way
But the star never to walk on
into anyone's Top 10 List
stage here may be director
of polite dinner table
itiO Gillian Eaton, who, with a
conversation, which is a
bare minimum of well-chosen
shame, really.
scenery and script, has worked with her
Confronting this head on (at a
actors to usher a highly dynamic premise
Shabbat dinner, no less), the Jewish
to life.
Ensemble Theatre's production of Bruce
While it would never appear now to
Myers' The Dybbuk for Two People
have been performed otherwise, Eaton's
becomes both a celebration of kabbalis-
conceptualization of the
tic lore and a delightfully
Myers' work also creates a
optimistic view of that no
necessary place and part
man's land where life and
for musician/actor Daniel
death allegedly
b i converge
converae
Kahn. Kahn lends the
Adapted from the origi-
piece his evocative, occa-
nal by Sholom Ansky,
sionally haunting score,
Myers' script leaves the
flitting about the stage
JET's Loren Bass and
with his accordion like a
Shelly Gaza embodying a
colorful apparition danc-
myriad of roles. But since
ing on air in a Chagall
we're analyzing dybbuks
painting.
here — stray souls ani-
And simply by virtue of
mating the living from
being
there, captive in its
beyond — the device
Shelly Gaza a net Loren
theater
seats,
even the audi-
works.
Bass in "The Dybbuk for
ence, as required, cleverly
Man (Bass) asks his wife, Two People"
plays its own essential roles.
Woman (Gaza), why any
As e.e. cummings wrote, 'Always the
soul would willingly "fall from on high
beautiful answer who asks a more beau-
to the eternal depths." By means of
tiful question."
explanation, Woman launches into the
Comforting to know that with the
lore of dybbuks, Kabbala and promises
tangle of queries Judaism provokes, it's
broken.
equally adept at offering the wisdom
Immersed in the story, becoming its
and comfort of countless, beautiful
very characters, Man and Woman
unearth the answer, ultimately rededicat- answers. I
ing themselves to each other in the
process.
JET's The Dybbuk for Two People
Bass nimbly bounces from Bubbie to
runs 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-
Rebbe to dybbuk Channon, desperately
Thursdays, 8 p.m. Saturdays at
in love with Leah who has been
2 and 7:30 p.m. Sundays, through
betrothed to someone else. It's really a
Jan. 2. A 2 p.m. matinee replaces the
great treat to watch him work, whether
evening performance on Wednesday,
scaling mountains on the graduated lev-
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