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Help shape a play

Michelle_rosenfarb_pix One of the stepping stones in the journey from page to stage is the play reading.  Plantation resident Michelle Rosenfarb gets the thrill of hearing her debut work, The Gates of Choice, read at 2 p.m. Sunday (May 25) at the David Posnack Jewish Community Center in Davie.

The event is the first in an intended series called the "Emerging Playwrights' Forum'' at the Posnack JCC.  Ricky J. Martinez, artistic director of the Coral Gables-based New Theatre, will direct the reading, and intends to stage the world premiere of Rosenfarb's play as part of New Theatre' 2008-2009 season.

The piece by the 29-year-old writer details the forbidden relationship of a young Hasidic girl living in an Ultra Orthodox community in Israel and the man she loves, a former soldier.

A talk-back following the reading will let audience members offer feedback and ask questions.  Tickets are $7 for Posnack members, $10 for non-members.  Call 954-434-0499 or visit the community center's web site.