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 21, 2009

Performance TWO, Are You Brave Enough?


Tonight's show was quite wonderful. I started off feeling a bit shaky at the start, but the spirit of Judith pulled me through. We had our second straight standing ovation, and once the show ended, people literally came right up on to the stage to speak to us, and the juice and cookies were really great to have. People stuck around for a long time tonight!


There was a lot of love in the tent, a lot of smiles, and some more tears ... and yes, a few more hoots and hollers.

Tonight's performance was pretty different, mostly because we went from a 100 seat audience to 30, which was pretty fascinating. Still a great, great experience, but it felt quite different. Still, it was amazing to look out and see people swaying and smiling and laughing and just making some noise.

We had two, count em, TWO tent crashers tonight. Two of the lovely residents from CAMH decided to join the show. One came in, sat down, stayed for a while, got up, did a bow and said a prayer to herself before calmly leaving the tent. The second stood in the aisle for a while, watching the show, and then, he also left respectfully. We're hoping to get a LOT more crashers over the course of the run.


The response has been pretty amazing to the show. People are responding and reacting. We had one person walk out today and I'm pretty sure we've upset at least one or two people out there ... or, at least, we hope so! Healing is NOT an easy thing.

And so the question I wonder is: Are You Brave Enough To Be Healed By Judith Snow?


1 comment:

  1. I attended the show last night and thought it was a brave and provoking event that moved beyond just being a piece of theatre. Thank you to all involved.