It’s been many years since I’ve performed “The Whole Megillah, abridged” and now, just in time for Purim, I’ve been invited to do it with Tell It On Tuesday tomorrow evening.
The piece is a retelling of the Book of Esther that the S.F. Jewish Community Center commissioned me to write in 2000. Back in the day, I performed the piece at Jewish events around the Bay as well as in Nebraska, where it got a surprisingly warm reception. The Sephardic Jewish commentaries and the comedian Lord Buckley inspired the style.
And if you haven’t heard my partner for the evening Dr. Diane Barnes, you definitely want to tune in. She is a wonderful storyteller with complex, deep and often funny stories that she’s crafted from her amazing life.