Enjoy an evening of inspiring entertainment at FJC on Saturday night, November 18 by coming to see BELLA: An immigrant’s journey of resilience and courage, performed by Vicki Summers. A reception follows in Speen Hall.
Proceeds will be split between FJC and All Hands Volunteers, a US-based (in Mattapoisett!) non profit dedicated to empowering disaster relief volunteers around the world.
Tickets: $20 Congregation Members / $25 All others
Reserve your ticket in advance by sending payment to the FJC office with memo “Bella.” Your name will be held on a reservation list at the door.
Watch a trailer for the show at: https://vimeo.com/234148367
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Falmouth Jewish Congregation Hosts the One-Woman Play “Bella,” an immigrant’s story of resilience and courage, featuring Vicki Summers.
Saturday, November 18 at 7:30 P.M. / Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of inspiring entertainment about the universal and timeless story of immigration in the one-woman play Bella at Falmouth Jewish Congregation on Saturday night, November 18 at 7:30 p.m. Bella: an immigrant’s journey of resilience and courage, will be performed by Vicki Summers, a longstanding member of the Cape Repertory Theater in Brewster and drama instructor at Riverview School. All are invited to a reception following the performance. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be divided between Falmouth Jewish Congregation and All Hands Volunteers, a Mattapoisett-based non-profit dedicated to empowering disaster relief volunteers around the world. Tickets, payable by cash or check, are $20 for members of the congregation and $25 for all others. Seating is limited, so arrive early or reserve your ticket in advance by sending payment to the FJC office with memo “Bella.” Your name will be held on a reservation list at the door.
Bella, written and performed (in many roles) by Vicki Summers, tells the life story of Bella Indianer, Vicki’s grandmother. Bella survived the pogroms in her native Russia and later emigrated to America in 1920, where she married and raised a family. Her story is one of resilience, courage, humor and love, universal themes that all can relate to. Vicki’s goal in writing and performing Bella was to bring to life a the journey of a Jewish American immigrant, with all its challenges and rewards. But more importantly, Vicki’s mission is to encourage each of us to learn and record our own family stories so that they won’t get lost in time. The play includes a slideshow and Q & A with the performer, and is appropriate for both adults and tweens/teens, roughly age 13 and older – a play with truly multi-generational appeal.
Vicki Summers is a talented professional actress who has performed for years at the Cape Repertory Theater in Brewster. Among her favorite roles are Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire, Molly in Molly Sweeny, Margie in Good People, and Amanda in The Glass Menagerie.