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‘New Eyes’ one-woman show returns

Yafit Josephson in 'New Eyes'
Yafit Josephson in ‘New Eyes’

Back by popular demand, the critically acclaimed one-woman show “New Eyes” will return to Tucson for a single performance on Monday, April 22.

“New Eyes” tells the story of Yafit Josephson, a young woman living in Israel who joins the army as part of her mandatory service to her country. Upon completing her service, she moves to Los Angeles to follow her dream of becoming an actress but finds herself constantly cast as the villain. Just as her native country wrestles with misperceptions, Josephson must decide how far she is willing to go to challenge, change, or accept how others see her (see In “New Eyes,” Josephson portrays 18 characters from five different cultures as she explores universal themes of identity, self-esteem, family relationships and cultural differences and similarities.

The show will be held at the Tucson Jewish Community Center at 7 p.m.

Thanks to community donors, tickets have been made available at the reduced price of $20. Free tickets will be given to Israel Festival full-day volunteers and HeartBeat of Israel sponsors. For tickets, contact the Weintraub Israel Center or the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona at 577-9393.