Temple Players presents original short one-act comedies at Congregation B'nai Torah

The Temple Players will present a staged reading of The Rabbi Comedies, a festival of four original one-act plays on Thursday, Aug. 14, and Sunday, Aug. 17. The shows will be held at Congregation B’nai Torah, 5700 Main St., Trumbull at 7:30 p.m.

With four original short plays that each feature a rabbi, the show is comprised of three works by the group’s Artistic Director Mark Lambeck: Through the Hat, The One About the Rabbi, and From the Cheap Seats, as well as one by Tom Rushen, Little Victories.

Both playwrights are from Stratford. The plays are directed by Rushen and Rachel Babcock of Branford.

The independent plays cover a gamut of issues facing various rabbis from the challenges of dating, to recognizing one’s own prejudices, to counseling a stranger and advising a couple with a problem who are not members of the congregation.

Tickets for The Rabbi Comedies are $12 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, and synagogue members. Presented in a cabaret-style setting, light refreshments are available for purchase.

For more information and reservations, call 203-268-6940.

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