Off-Broadway's Rattlestick Theater will present the world premiere of The Gett, written by Liba Vaynberg. Beginning November 9th, the production will play through December 11 at the company's Waverly Place venue.
The Gett follows a recently divorced woman, Ida, as she navigates her relationships with her community, her religion, and herself.
The production will star Ben Edelman (The Chosen, Angels in America, Instinct, The Good Wife), Liba Vaynberg (NBC’s New Amsterdam, CBS’s Madam Secretary, HBO’s The Plot Against America, and The Deuce), Luis Vega (Blue Bloods, Change Agent, Hindsight, The Good Fight) and Jennifer Westfeldt (Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place, Holding the Baby, Kissing Jessica Stein).
"For me, it started with the Torah," shares Vaynberg in a statement, "the boundaries between what’s sacred and profane as a woman and a Jew. But it’s also about Christmas trees in every lobby and the seduction of the patriarchy and whatever it is we can’t forget… and how we keep creating ourselves."
The Gett will be directed by Daniella Topol, and was co-commissioned by Brooklyn Jews, Congregation Beth Elohim, and Rattlestick Theater.
"Liba takes a deep dive into the complexities of what it means to be Jewish and does so with a great sense of humor, surprise, and innovation, while simultaneously creating a journey that anyone who has experienced love and loss will be able to understand," adds Topol. "How do you find the strength to let go and create anew without losing who you once were?"
For more information, please visit Rattlestick.org.