The Canal Winchester Times

Gallery Players plays set for 66th year

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus has announced the slate of plays to be produced during the 66th season of Gallery Players at 1125 College Ave.

The 2014-15 season begins with the state of Ohio premiere of Joshua Harmon's dark comedy, Bad Jews, running Sept. 6-21. The story focuses on a family grappling with the life and legacy of their deceased grandfather.

The second show is a central Ohio premiere of Korczak's Children by Jeffrey Hatcher, to be performed Dec. 6-21. The play, set during World War II in Nazi-occupied Poland, tells the story of Dr. Janusz Korczak and his Warsaw orphanage as he tries to save the lives of 200 Jewish boys and girls.

From Feb. 28 through March 15, the troupe will stage the musical Ragtime, written by Terrence McNally, with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. The plot weaves together the stories of a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a young Harlem musician at the dawn of the 20th century.

The final show, and another first for central Ohio, is The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin. From May 2-17, the race is on between Philo Farnsworth and David Sarnoff as they each attempt to be the first to bring the modern medium of television to American households.

Season tickets, as well as individual tickets for the first show, will go on sale June 1. Season tickets are $70 for general public; $55 for JCC members. Adult admission is $20, senior admission is $18, JCC member tickets are $15, senior JCC member tickets cost $13, and tickets for children and students with a valid ID cost $10 each.

For more information, call 614-231-2731.

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