Cornell U. Jewish Studies Program to present a staged-reading of “Enough to Go” on Dec. 11

The Cornell University Jewish Studies Program will present a staged-reading of the new-old play “Enough to Go” by former Ithaca resident Fred Peretz Cohn on Wednesday, December 11, at 7 pm, in Barnes Hall on the Cornell campus. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. The public is invited and while tickets are not required, reservations can be made at www.tinyurl.com/enough-to-go. 
The reading will be directed by Cornell alumnus and Visiting Lecturer David Winitsky ‘94, and will feature former Kitchen Theater Artistic Director Rachel Lampert, local arts activists Marjorie Hoffman and Lenny Rosenfield, and Professor Jonathan Boyarin, the Paul and Bertha Hendrix director of Jewish studies at Cornell.
“Enough to Go” asks: What will happen to the last decaying tenement building on a once-vibrant New York City block? Where will the super, the old super and the last few residents go? Why are there Jaffa oranges falling out of the cabinets? And has anyone checked on that faulty fuse in the basement? 
“Though not autobiographical,” says Peretz Cohn, the playwright, “‘Enough to Go’ is deeply rooted in my lifelong exposure to and appreciation of Jewish humor, family and culture. I am deeply grateful to Jonathan Boyarin, David Winitsky, the actors and staff who have made this production possible.”
Winitsky, who directed his undergrad thesis production in Barnes Hall 25 years ago, says he is thrilled to return to Cornell. “If you’ve ever been to the Bronx, or had a pastrami on rye from an authentic New York deli, then this play is for you,” said Winitsky. 
Winitsky is a Broadway, off-Broadway and regional theater veteran, and the founder of the Jewish Plays Project, a development center for 21st century Jewish theater. He currently teaches “Sitcom Jews: Ethnic Representation on Television” at Cornell.
The cast will also include Eric Brooks in the lead role of Irving Cohen. Brooks is a veteran of many productions at Ithaca’s Kitchen Theatre Company, and is a member of the Cherry Collective. Soap opera fans may remember him as Dr. Louis Darnell on “Guiding Light.”
The production is sponsored by the Cornell Jewish Studies Program. For more information, visit jewishstudies.cornell.edu.