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Yichud / Seclusion ()

Produced by

Convergence Theatre

Presented by

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Playwright: Julie Tepperman
Director: Aaron Willis

A previous workshop version of this show was shown at the Ashkenaz Festival at Harbourfront Centre in on August 31 and September 1, 2008.


Factory Studio Theatre


January 8th, 2009 – January 18th, 2009


Traditional Jewish law requires that newly married couples be alone together in an enclosed room for a short period of time immediately following the wedding ceremony in a ritual called Yichud (Seclusion). Join newlyweds Rachel and Chaim in the Yichud room moments after their wedding ceremony, where the nervous young couple is alone together for the very first time…EVER. Awkward moments and uncertain expectations make for a hilarious and touching encounter. (



Neil Naft The Rebbe
Linda Kash Malka Blitzer, mother of the Bride
Paul O’Sullivan Mordechai Blitzer, father of the Bride
Julie Tepperman Rachel Blitzer, the Bride
Michael Rubenfeld Menachem Berman, the Groom's oldest brother
Daniel Karasik Noam Berman, the Groom's youngest brother
Adam Lazarus Ephraim, the Groom's first cousin, from New York
Aaron Willis Chaim Berman, the Groom

Creative Team

Julie Tepperman Playwright
Aaron Willis Director
Beth Kates Designer
Aviva Chernick Music Arrangements


Aviva Chernick Vocalist
Tom Howell Violin
Ronen Segall Accordion


Sandy Plunkett Stage Manager


Jamie Monteiro Venue Technician
Simon Rossiter Festival Lighting Designer