New Eyes, the Acclaimed One-Woman Show, Starring Yafit Josephson
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Hailed as "the best musical of this century" by Ben Brantley of The New York Times and "the funniest musical of all time" by Entertainment Weekly, The Book of Mormon won nine Tony Awards -- including Best Musical -- in its first year on Broadway. Now the national touring production is back at the Pantages for a second round of hilarity. Written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone along with Robert Lopez, the Tony-winning co-creator of Avenue Q, this musical comedy is a show that The Daily Show's Jon Stewart has called "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar Member
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This was a very intertaining and informative one woman show. I believe I learned many new things about how native Israelis view the world.
My seat at the venue was very small. The bottom of my seat came to mid-thigh.
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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.
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!" —<em>Los Angeles Times</em>
- "An accomplished performance! Hilarious ... Beneath the comedy lies a serious undercurrent stemming from the ongoing war in the Middle East." —<em>LA Weekly</em>
- "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 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goldstar.com/events/sherman-oaks-ca/new-eyes?reviews=all#reviews">Whitefire</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goldstar.com/events/los-angeles-ca/new-eyes?reviews=all#reviews">Odyssey Theatres</a>.
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).