Rainbow Stage’s current production has strong Jewish connection

Jewish performers in "The Hockey Sweater"
clockwise from top left: Kevin McIntryre,
Harry Nelken, Hannah Schaeffer, Rochelle Kives

We received an email from Rainbow Stage Artistic Director Carson Nattrass pointing out the many connections our Jewish community has to Rainbow Stage’s current production, “The Hockey Sweater,” including:

• Four Jewish cast members, including lead Kevin McIntryre, Harry Nelken, Rochelle Kives, and Hannah Schaeffer.

• The musical was developed with the support of the National Creation Fund which was initially funded by Gail Asper.

• Production played at the Babs Asper Theatre in Ottawa.

MONTREAL CONNECTION

• The musical is written by Emil Sher and was commissioned by The Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal.