Family Fare

Published December 08, 2006, issue of December 08, 2006.
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Hanukkah wouldn’t be complete without a mischievous blue goblin, a conniving, busybody neighbor, a boy named Jakob and a couple of magic dreidels. The Jewish Theatre of the South presents “The Magic Dreidels,” a family show written by Jenna Zark and based on the book by Eric Kimmel.

Set on the first night of Hanukkah in an 18th-century Russian shtetl, the play tells the story of the adventures of a young boy who loses his beloved dreidel at the bottom of a well, only to be provided with magical replacements — a dreidel that spins out potato latkes and another that rains down gelt. Originally presented by Jewish Theatre of the South in 2002, the play is directed by Barbara Cole-Uterhardt.

Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody; Dec. 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 23; 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 17, 22, 24; 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.; $12, $10 for children 12 and under. (770-395-2654 or

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