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Fringe Review: Beyond The Pale

By David Currie on June 21, 2019

Beyond The Pale
by Sherri Rose
35 min / G / Solo / Comedy / Drama / Play

Sherri Rose is a California based performer who has brought her show examining her family’s experience crossing the Jewish Diaspora in the early 20th century. Beginning in a schtell in Eastern Europe, we follow her relatives as they search for prosperity, community, and stability in a changing world.

Rose embodies the evil eye as it creates interpersonal conflicts amongst her ancestors.

Told through biographical and mythological lenses, the play is presented in a traditional story telling style. Rose embodies the evil eye as it creates interpersonal conflicts amongst her ancestors. Using the musical and narrative history of the Jewish people, Beyond the Pale delves into a family’s emotional struggle as some begin leaving their traditional homeland to seek out the promise of New York City and the American dream.

At thirty five minutes this story telling session is one of the shorter plays in this year’s Fringe festival but lovers of social history will enjoy Sherri Rose’ careful telling of a cherished story that obviously has a great deal of personal resonance.


Beyond the Pale by Sherri Rose is playing at ODD Box (2 Daly Ave) until Sunday June 23, 2019. Tickets cost $12 online (plus a $2 processing fee) and at the door. Visit ottawafringe.com for the schedule and box office info. Read more reviews at apt613.ca/fringe.


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