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4.6 average rating
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10 reviews
6 stars
attended May 05 2012

Well, the one woman show was well acted and entertaining but would have limited appeal since it is the story about a jewish woman born in the US and then moved to Israel. It is basically a comedy and would be appealing mostly to Israelis.

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended May 06 2012

Great show, very talented actress. Enjoyed it from start to finish. Don't miss it.

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More Information

Website

http://neweyesplay.com

Quotes & Highlights

Every performance is followed by a short Q&A session with actress Yafit Josephson.
“Ebullient! Josephson is a winning presence, and her impersonations of pushy parents, showbiz types and Israeli ‘playas’ land on target!” —Los Angeles Times
“An accomplished performance! Hilarious … Beneath the comedy lies a serious undercurrent stemming from the ongoing war in the Middle East.” —LA Weekly
“Josephson’s boundless energy and desire to share her story transform her narrative from the traditionally cathartic autobiographical tale to one that is inspirational.”  —Backstage.com
Read the great Goldstar member reviews from the show’s run at the Whitefire and Odyssey Theatres.

Description

Written by Yafit Josephson & Suzanne Bressler

Directed by Sammie Wayne

New Eyes explores the universal themes of self-esteem, family, identity and cultural differences. Yafit Josephson portrays more than 18 characters from more than 5 different countries as she conveys her riveting and uplifting story, as she sees the world, and it sees her, through New Eyes.

Yafit Josephson (Actress & Co-Writer) was born in Los Angeles and raised in Ramat-Hasharon, Israel. As a daughter of an Israeli filmmaker, who produced two classic Israeli movies, _Charlie Va’hetzi _and Hagiga Ba’Snuker, Yafit was exposed to the entertainment industry at an early age. As a little girl, she recalls looking at the movie set pictures of her father’s films and imagining herself as an actress. She started practicing by reciting famous lines from both of the movies, as all Israelis do to this day, and promised to herself that she would pursue acting professionaLly one day. At  age 18, she began to serve in the Israeli Defense Force as part of her mandatory service to her country. In 2003, after two years of service, Yafit decided to move to Los Angeles to study acting and pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an actress. Shortly after, Yafit got accepted to the USC School of Theatre with a full scholarship. Throughout her time at USC, she acted in a number of productions, including The Threepenny Opera, The Ash Girl, Our Country’s Good, The Vagina Monologues, Medea and Pentecost. Yafit wrote and performed two solo performance pieces, The Skies of Tel-Aviv and I’ve Gotta Go, which describe her journey as an Israeli soldier. Yafit’s recent role was with The Jewish Hebrew Stage, where she played the lead role of the Prime Minister, Praxagora, in the Israeli play Memshelet Nashim (Women in Council).