Heart-warming story closes regular staged reading

The Temple Players will close its 16th regular season with a staged reading of “Chaim’s Love Song,” by Marvin Chernoff, on Thursday, Aug. 8, and Sunday, Aug. 11, at Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., at 7:30 p.m.

The heart-warming story of a retired Jewish mailman who meets a recently relocated Iowa teacher in a Brooklyn park, “Chaim’s Love Song” examines how their worlds evolve into an unusual friendship. The action unfolds through the characters who are brought to life in the stories and memories Chaim shares with Kelly, the misplaced first-grade newlywed.

A drama peppered with natural comic moments, “Chaim’s Love Song” is directed by Mark Lambeck of Stratford, artistic director of The Temple Players.

The Trumbull-based Temple Players, formerly of Stratford, is Connecticut’s first theater dedicated to staging works with Jewish themes and characters.

Tickets for “Chaim’s Love Song” are $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, and synagogue members. Presented in a cabaret-style setting, light refreshments are available for purchase. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For more information and reservations, call 203-268-6940.