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ZMAN Magazine Goes Live on Stage at NJPAC with ‘ZüSMAN’

Newark—After seven successful years of publication in three languages, ZMAN Magazine has undertaken a novel project—presenting a professionally produced live stage play, “ZüSMAN,” at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey. The entire family will be spellbound by this gripping tale of a father torn from his children and his unwilling entry into the shadow-world of international espionage. Carried along by a tide of events far beyond his control, Züsman is called upon to make decisions of tremendous courage in a time of utter terror. Threatened with his own death and that of his son unless he accepts a mission on behalf of the forces of evil, Züsman’s strong faith is the only thing that can give him the strength to continue until the bitter end in a desperate attempt to save his family.

This Chanukah there is one clear pick for a show to attend—and it’s not on Broadway! Imagine a suspenseful spy drama interlaced with Jewish themes of faith and hope in the direst circumstances, performed by a talented cast worthy of the grand stage at NJPAC.

The play’s poignant story is punctuated by moving songs and lively dance numbers. A team of true legends in the Jewish music industry with over 130 years of combined experience has assembled to make this an unforgettable performance. Yossi Green is the composer and Miriam Handler is the lyricist; Yisroel Lamm is arranging the music and Eli Gerstner is the producer. Teaneck’s own DJ Wartelsky is one of the stars of the play.

A host of theater professionals is collaborating with outstanding, premier actors to bring this gripping tale to life. The audience will experience action-packed scenes and special effects that they wouldn’t have believed possible. When asked what challenged him most in the production, ZüSMAN’s lighting engineer, Burke Wilmore, replied, “[Creating] new types of special effects that haven’t been done before on stage, for instance, creating the effect of a military chopper.”

Ray Rodriguez, the battle-scene choreographer, said he was working hard to bring a battle scene to life that “reads more like something you would find in a film sequence.”

Tickets are on sale now at www.ZMANPLAY.com or by calling 1-844-ZUSMAN-1. Order by December 18 and get tickets shipped straight to your door. Optional deluxe gift box available, shipped separately. Give a Chanukah gift the whole family can enjoy! Recommended for children ages 10 and above. Separate seating.

(Tickets sold after 12/18 will be available for pick-up.)

Shows: Monday-Thursday, 12/26-28, 8:00 p.m.; 12/29 1:30 p.m. at NJPAC’s Prudential Hall, One Center Street, Newark, NJ.

ZMAN Magazine is the #1 monthly Jewish family magazine with lively stories and in-depth research for the whole family to enjoy, available via subscription and in your local kosher grocery and bookstore. Just as the ZMAN name has become synonymous with superior quality in magazine publishing, ZMAN is putting its seal of quality on this production. Don’t miss it!

Visit them online at www.ZMANMAGAZINE.com.

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