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AJTC to stage ‘Blessing of a Broken Heart’

Lisa Robins as author Sherri Mandel in ‘The Blessing of a Broken Heart’

The Phoenix-based Arizona Jewish Theatre Company will present “The Blessing of a Broken Heart,” based on the award- winning book by Sherri Mandel, from March 22 to April 1.

Adapted by Todd Salovey, the play depicts a young American mother who moves her family from suburban Maryland to Israel in search of meaning and adventure, only to be immersed in the land’s 3,000- year-old struggle.

Confronted by a shocking tragedy, she embarks on a courageous journey of discovery and growing faith.

“The Blessing of a Broken Heart,” which highlights one family’s resilience, is dedicated to former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 602-264-0402. All performances are held at the John Paul Theatre on the Phoenix College campus, 1202 W. Thomas Road.