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Lost Daughter ()

Produced by

Gailey Road Productions

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Tara Goldstein
Director: Jocelyn Wickett


The Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre – The Al Green Theatre


July 3rd, 2008 – July 17th, 2008


Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, this historical drama unfolds in the summer of 1933, a summer of intense heat, wide spread unemployment, swastika badges in Toronto ‘s parks and beaches, and the Christie Pits riot. Jessica and Larry are living in the Beaches in the home they bought with the money Jessica stole from her father on the day they eloped. Jessica is trying to escape the antisemitism of her childhood and adolescence by marrying Larry and becoming Christian. When Jessica begins working at the children’s library in downtown Toronto , she meets an aunt she never knew existed. As Jessica’s relationship with her aunt grows, so does the antisemitism in the Beaches. Jessica finds out that it is not possible to escape the violence of antisemitism. She can only fight it. Join us as we dramatize the era on the 75th anniversary of the Christie Pits riot. (


Nadine Rabinovitch Esther
Tyler J. Seguin Bradley
Joshua Lewis Larry
Elicia Cronin Pat
Sochi Fried Jessica
Paul Soren Shimon

Creative Team

Tara Goldstein Playwright
Jocelyn Wickett Director
Elizabeth Nutting Production Designer


Gillian Lewis Stage Manager
Tara Goldstein Producer
Irena Kohn Publicity Director
Yuvraj Joshi Publicity Assistant
Elizabeth Nutting Graphic Designer