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A Simple Twist of Faith ()

Produced by

Harmony Over War

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Book: Evan Malach and Rafe Malach
Director: Naomi Tessler
Music: Evan Malach and Rafe Malach
Lyrics: Evan Malach and Rafe Malach


The Kiever Synagogue


July 2nd, 2014 – July 13th, 2014


Honour the start of the WWI Centennial with this musical inspired by a true story. In 1917, a Jewish American soldier in Germany enters a synagogue seeking solace from the terrors of war. After initial mistreatment, he is touched by an act of kindness from a German congregant. The moment sets off a ripple effect and changes the course of both of their lives. (


Adam Jesin Alex Lurye
Evan Malach Herr Rosenau
Sonia Shklarov The Fiddler
Menashe Solomon The Hazzan

Creative Team

Evan Malach Book
Rafe Malach Book
Naomi Tessler Director
Evan Malach Music
Rafe Malach Music
Evan Malach Lyrics
Rafe Malach Lyrics
Scott White Musical Director
Cody Malach Additional Music and Lyrics
Kelly Anderson Set Designer
Kelly Anderson Prop Designer
Kelly Anderson Costume Designer


Rich Grossman Guitar
Dan Sadowski Guitar
Tyler Emond Bass
Jeremy Kleynahns Percussion
Max Senitt Percussion


Dorcas Chiu Stage Manager
Daniel Jenkins Assistant Stage Manager
Evan Malach Producer
Niculae Mihai Graphic Designer