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Experience two great plays followed by a talkback with Marilyn Herbert

Offering 20% off select performances of Freud’s Last Session and The Jazz Singer

This spring, Toronto’s Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company (HGJTC) is bringing you two great shows — one a touching play about two fascinating historical figures, and the other a classic musical based on the 1925 Broadway play. We are offering 20% off tickets, only for the days that Bookclub-in-a-Box founder Marilyn Herbert will be hosting post-show talkbacks with the audience.

Freud’s Last Session 

About the show: Legendary psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud and the young, rising scholar C.S. Lewis meet head-to-head in a fictitious battle of the mind. The play is set in Freud’s home on the brink of England entering the war in 1939. This deeply touching play is filled with humour and wit and explores the minds, hearts, and souls of two brilliant men addressing love, sex, and the greatest questions of all time: the existence of God, and the meaning of life.

Talkback day: Sunday, April 23, show at 2 p.m.
Location: Toronto Centre of the Arts’ Greenwin Theatre (5040 Yonge St.)
Talkback topic: Sigmund Freud & C.S. Lewis — A Chemistry of Religious Thinking

The Jazz Singer

About the show: The classic show business story of a son’s struggle between his passion for a Broadway career, and his father’s plans to have him follow in his footsteps as a cantor. This dynamic production features musical numbers by legendary composers and such classic songs as “Let Me Sing and I’m Happy,” “Mammy,” “Sonny Boy,” and “You Made Me Love You.” Based on Samson Raphaelson’s 1925 Broadway play and adapted specifically for our audience, this classic story is brought to life in a toe-tapping experience you will never forget.

Talkback day: Thursday, June 8, show at 8 p.m.
Location: Toronto Centre of the Arts’ Greenwin Theatre (5040 Yonge St.)
Talkback topic:  The Influence of Jewish Music on American Jazz

> Freud’s Last Session:
Click here for PREMIUM tickets (first 10 rows).
Click here for TIER 2 tickets (back 4 rows).

> The Jazz Singer:

 here for PREMIUM tickets (first 10 rows).
Click here for TIER 2 tickets (back 6 rows).

Harold Green subscribers can also get 15% off additional tickets for all non-talkback show dates by calling the theatre at 416-932-9995 ex. 224. Take your friends and family!
For all show dates, regular-priced tickets can be purchased at hgjewishtheatre.com, or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787.

Welcome 2017 by saving 25% off all discussion guides!


From our hearts to yours, here’s wishing that your 2017 is filled with warmth, happiness, and good books.

For the next seven days, enjoy 25% off all PDF book club discussion guides! Each guide explores the characters, themes, symbols, historical background, and more of books by authors from Alan Bennett to Ann Patchett, Miriam Toews to Michael Ondaatje, and dozens more.

Use this coupon code to save 25% until Jan. 7: HAPPYNEWYEAR

Buy tickets to the play Wrestling Jerusalem for a special book club price

Wrestling Jerusalem, playing Nov. 23-27 at Toronto’s Berkeley Street Theatre, is a solo show from playwright and actor Aaron Davidman. The play, which just finished an off-Broadway run in New York this spring and has been made into a feature film, follows one man’s journey to understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Giving voice to 17 different characters — men and women, Jews and Muslims, soldiers and farmers, intellectuals and ordinary citizens — Davidman paints a portrait of the people that live in and around Jerusalem embattled by fear and mistrust. Impassioned and deeply personal, the play explores universal questions about identity and human connection, shedding light on one of the most divisive issues of our time. The critically acclaimed play, directed by Michael John Garces, has toured throughout the U.S. and has been made into a feature film.

Want to see the play in Toronto? Nov. 27 is book club day, and you can get tickets to a matinee or evening performance — usually $36-$48 — for only $33 each. Just visit the play’s website, use the promo code BOOKCLUBINABOX, select your seats, and pay! 

As an added bonus, each performance will include a post-show conversation. And if you’re interested in reading the script for Wrestling Jerusalem as well, it’s available for purchase from Amazon.ca.

Happy Pi Day! Save 25% off the guide to Yann Martel’s Life of Pi


March 14th is Pi Day (a celebration of the mathematical figure), so we’re offering 25% off the guide to Yann Martel’s classic novel Life of Pi, about a boy named Pi, a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker, and their adventures both real and philosophical after a shipwreck leaves them stranded on the Pacific Ocean.

Make Life of Pi your book club selection and brush up—for today only, we’re offering the Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF discussion guide to this book for 25% off. Just use the coupon code LIFEOFPI at checkout.

The Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF discussion guide includes:

  • Novel synopsis
  • Author information
  • Character analysis
  • Focus points and themes
  • Writing style and structure
  • Symbols
  • Important quotes from the novel
  • Book club discussion questions