An Evening with Alicia Jo Rabins
With Special Guests
Alicia J. Rose and Lara Cuddy
Wednesday, December 22 at 6:30 pm. Register below.
An In-Person Performance at the MJCC
Cost: $5 per person
Be transported by Alicia Jo Rabins' beautiful song cycle about the inner lives of Biblical women - and how their complicated experiences resonate with our own. Drawing inspiration from rabbinic midrash, bluegrass, feminist Torah commentary, indie rock and mysticism, Rabins' classical violin training and background as a poet combine with her years of Jewish text study to offer an intimate window onto the surprisingly relevant lives of these ancient women. With her "gorgeous" (New York Times) voice, violin, looping pedal, and guitar, Rabins single-handedly conjures the stories of Miriam, Judith, Lilith, Tamar, and others, invoking their power to keep us company in moments of joy and difficulty.
In this very special hometown performance at the MJCC, Rabins will perform a selection of solo songs from the Girls in Trouble song cycle, and screening excerpts from her award-winning collaboration with director Alicia J. Rose and producer Lara Cuddy, A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff. In addition, as we head into 2022, Rabins will unveil the next stages of the Girls in Trouble project: a musical (supported by the Portland Jewish Women's Giving Circle) and a screen adaptation (in collaboration with A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff director and producer).