The Rubenstein Kiss
by James Phillips
14th - 22nd June 2013
~ Directed by Jack Wood ~

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This is a thrilling debut play about Cold-War betrayal and the quest for justice. It was 1953. In McCarthy's America, Jakob and Esther Rubenstein are betrayed and punished for an act of industrial espionage. Could this be the greatest miscarriage of justice of the twentieth century? It was 1975, New York. Matthew Maddison meets Anna Levi in front of an art gallery photograph of Jakob and Esther sharing one final kiss before they part. Young, radical and falling in love, together they seek justice for the past. Inspired by a true story, "The Rubenstein Kiss" explores the mysterious corridors of history to reveal the anguish of a family and a quest for atonement.

Cast
Chris JanesJakob
Verity MannEsther
Darren BarsbyDavid
Julie MarkeyRachel
Alex BraceMatthew
Julia RyanAnna
Clive WetherleyCranmer
Crew
Chris SmithStage Manager
Chris SmithProduction Secretary
Ken AllfordLights
Jeff DaviesSound
Karen JanesProps
Jo BurnhamProps
Shelagh MaughanWardrobe
Maggie NixPrompt