Tour Dates

October 3rd - St. Catherines (Workshop/Market Square)
November 17th - Glasgow (Hamilton Townhouse)
November 21th - Liverpool (Sefton Palm House)

What is the Book of Judith?

The Book of Judith, created by Michael Rubenfeld and Sarah Garton Stanley, is a musical play about a self-annointed preacher man who is passionately driven to change the lives of others. After a chance meeting with a quadriplegic woman named Judith Snow, theatre artist Matthew Goldberg believes he has “seen the light”. With the help of his director, Shauna Coupland, and her best friend, disabled artist, Pippa McLaren, Matthew has managed to coral a fully integrated group of choristers with and without disability, to help him tell, for the first time, his inspirational, maniacal and deeply suspect tale of Judith Snow. The Book of Judith takes us from innocence to ignorance and through to the other side – a truer place of transformation.

The Book of Judith stars Michael Rubenfeld and features Sarah Garton Stanley, Judith Snow and a revolving cast comprised of local members of the community the work is performed in. It is directed by Sarah Garton Stanley.

Thursday, May 28, 2009



Another amazing night last night, capped by a Standing Ovation!

We were amazed at how many people came out despite the awful weather. Hoping for the same thing tonight, despite our unco-operative skies.

Am very charged by the continued, constant overwhelming outpour of response to the work. It is so great that there are as many people who recognize the uniqueness of the work.

This truly is something I am very proud of, and it been amazing to have as many theatre artists come to the piece and say things like "I wish all theatre was like this". We do too. We are proud of this show because it is unabashedly full of heart with an equal amount of irony and smarts.

Its been quite amazing to see the response to the show. Its the most diverse reaction to a piece of theatre I've ever been involved with ... and to be quite honest, I am shocked at how positive the response has been. It has been an incredible affirmation that Toronto does, in fact, have an interest in this type of work.

There are 5 more performances, including ONE TONIGHT!! The phone has been ringing OFF THE HOOK, so we are expecting nice houses for the rest of the run. We hope you can catch this show before its gone! Its unlike most theatre in this town, and for that reason alone, I urge you to receive our play.

With love,

1 comment:

  1. It's important to take this in Michael. The world as we know it, is opening up. Whether it be their hearts, their minds and/or their souls, the wheels have been put in motion. This play is an emotional roller coaster of all our fears and for some of us living with disabilities and/or chronic illness, this play is US.