The First Night of Chanukah

The First Night of Chanukah
by Sheri Wilner

Productions (2)
  • Drama
  • 15 - 20 minutes
  • 2 m
  • Set: A couple of chairs.

The First Night of Chanukah
by Sheri Wilner

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Productions (2)
  • Drama
  • 15 - 20 minutes
  • 2 m
  • Set: A couple of chairs.

It's the first night of Chanukah and David Schwartz is stranded in the Devil's Lake, North Dakota airport. As he bemoans his fate of being "the only Jew who's ever been in North Dakota," a mysterious stranger named Morris Rosenberg appears with a menorah that he asks David to help him light. Although David protests that his cigarette lighter is empty, Morris proves that through the power of faith, miracles do happen. This play draws on historical research about Jewish homesteaders in North Dakota during the turn of the century.

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Pricing Information

Min. Performance Fee* $35
NOTE: This play is part of an anthology called Great Short Plays: Volume 3.
Standard Edition $10.99
Standard Manager Edition $19.99

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Play Details

It's the first night of Chanukah and David Schwartz is stranded in the Devil's Lake, North Dakota airport. As he bemoans his fate of being "the only Jew who's ever been in North Dakota," a mysterious stranger named Morris Rosenberg appears with a menorah that he asks David to help him light. Although David protests that his cigarette lighter is empty, Morris proves that through the power of faith, miracles do happen. This play draws on historical research about Jewish homesteaders in North Dakota during the turn of the century.

  • Drama
  • 15 - 20 minutes
  • 2 m
  • Set: A couple of chairs.

Published Reviews

"Create[s] a meaningful, if brief, portrait of what Chanukah is all about."

Erin Elliott, American Jewish World

"...strangely beautiful..."

Jaime Meyer, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

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DEC 02, 2010 - DEC 05, 2010
Seminole State College Of Florida
Sanford, FL United States
Seminole State College Of Florida Sanford, FL United States
NOV 25, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
History Theater
St. Paul, MN United States
History Theater St. Paul, MN United States
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NOV 25, 2006 - DEC 31, 2006
History Theater
St. Paul, MN United States
History Theater St. Paul, MN United States