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Kivie Productions Present a Double Feature

KP_Double Feature logoWritten and Directed by Kalman Kivkovich

Yes, August 2019 is about four months away, but is closing fast . . .

At my age of 84 . . . okay 74 . . . it is hard work for a guy who is considered a senior citizen.

One old friend once told me that to be awakened before 10 AM is immoral, period.  Well, Sandi and I, both senior citizens, wake up at 6 AM seven days a week.  We both have much to do and not enough time to do it.

A couple of months ago, I told the world about my new theatre venture, a double feature of two of my new short plays, SAVE a SOUL, SAVE the WORLD and GRANDMA ROZI.

KIVIE PRODUCTIONS is on record as the Production Company.

SAVE a SOUL, SAVE the WORLD – DRAMA – written and directed by Kalman Kivkovich,is a Holocaust Story: A Jewish Orthodox teenager with his strong determination to save another young life earns himself a new beginning. The story is set in 1965 in Israel and 1943 in the Ghetto of Nazi-Occupied Sosnowiec, Poland.

GRANDMA ROZI – COMEDY – written and directed by Kalman Kivkovich, loosely based on a short story by the Israeli author Ran Appelberg.
An eccentric Israeli grandmother makes a difference in her grandson’s life.
Set in present time in Israel.

The TWO PLAYS are heading to the stage of Aronoff Center in Cincinnati for a Double Feature in August 2019.

Aronoff Center, Fifth-Third Bank Theater
The dates: August 20, 21 & 22, 2019 – 7:30 PM . .. . Admission $20.
Tickets are already on sale at the Aronoff Center Box Office.
Also on line: www.cincinnatiarts.org and by phone: 513.621.2787.

Save and get the tickets at the ticket counter on Walnut Street.

What a CAST!!! Yes, what a CAST!!!

SAVE a SOUL, SAVE the WORLD – Holocaust DRAMA

  • Alan Kootsher – [MOSHEH / MOISHE]
  • Nik Pajic – [MOTI]
  • Dennis Blom – [YOSSEF / TADEK]
  • Michael Loos – [NAZI MAN]
  • Raine Mari – [Little MOTTEL] . . . the new little Yentl on the block.

GRANDMA ROZI – COMEDY

  • Chessie Vigran – [GRANDMA ROZI]
  • Jeremy Spitzig – [RAMI]
  • Elizabeth Hickerson – [NOMI]

SUPPORT TEAM:

  • Kalman Kivkovich – [Playwright / Director / Producer]
  • Sandi Kivkovich – [Associate Producer, Props]
  • Richard Zenk – [Stage Manager]
  • Sara Krehbiel – [Assistant Stage Manager]
  • Tom Deren – [Musician, Accordionist]
  • Tom Ralston – [Props, Sound]
  • Hagit Limor – [Presenter]
  • Michael Skaggs – [Photographer]
  • Carola Timmerding – [Photographer]
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Casting Call for SAVE A SOUL, SAVE THE WORLD and GRANDMA ROZI at Kivie Productions

MISC_Casting call2Kivie Productions is proud to announce auditions for A Double Feature at the Aronoff Center, Fifth-Third Bank Theater.

Show Dates: August 20, 21 and 22, 2019 – Additional dates are possible.

If interested to audition, please call the Playwright, Kalman Kivkovich – 513.861.0004.

Please provide an acting resume and a recent photograph, attached to the email kivi1@cinci.rr.com – only experienced need apply.

All selected actors will be paid a stipend.

Rehearsals will be scheduled in late July and early August.

The two plays are:

SAVE A SOUL, SAVE THE WORLD by Kalman Kivkovich
A new one-act play
Drama – Fiction
Running Time: 45 Minutes

An Orthodox Jewish Israeli teenager with his strong determination to save another young life earns himself a new beginning.

Locations:

  • Tel-Aviv, Israel (1965)
  • Shrodula – A Jewish Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Sosnowiec, Poland (1943)

CHARACTERS:

  • MOTI – A young Hassid in Tel Aviv; a Yeshiva student.  Age 18 – born in a DP –
    Camp.
  • MOSHE – MOTI’s father. A widower, an Orthodox Jewish tailor, Holocaust survivor;   lives in Tel-Aviv. Born in Poland. Age 57
  • YOSSEF  – Secular Israeli, a security guard, Holocaust survivor; lives in Tel-Aviv. Born in Poland. Age 55.
  • MOISHE – An Orthodox Jewish tailor, a widower;   lives in the Jewish Ghetto. Born in Poland. Age 35
  • MOTTEL – MOISHE’s young son. Lives with his father in the Jewish Ghetto. Age 4.
  • TADEK  – A Jewish Policeman – serves the Nazis in the Jewish Ghetto. Age 33.
  • GESTAPO MAN – A uniformed Nazi man. Fit. Age 30. 

GRANDMA ROZI by Kalman Kivkovich
A new one-act play
Comedy – Fiction
Running Time: 25 Minutes

Loosely based on a short story by an Israeli writer, Ran Appleberg. An eccentric Israeli grandma makes a difference in her grandson’s life.

Location: Tel-Aviv, Israel (Present)

CHARACTERS:

  • RAMI – An Israeli man, a graphic designer, lives in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Handsome, fit, dressed casual. Age 30.
  • ROZI – RAMI’s Grandmother. A retired scientist – acts a little ‘wacky’ since her husband’s tragic death.  Lives near Tel-Aviv, dressed nicely, but eccentric. She is 80, but looks less than her age and is full of energy.
  • NAOMI – RAMI’s wife, a school teacher, attractive, fit, dressed dressy casual. Age 25.

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