"The Time of Mendel's Trouble"
Music & Lyrics by Jeremiah Ginsberg
Book by Jeremiah & Wendy Ginsberg
The third musical in the trilogy is an epic that dramatizes the times in
which we live as well as what’s coming in the future in that uniquely
Jewish way that we do so well.

The story revolves around our hero, Mendel Moskowitz, who gets a visit
from the Burning Bush which scoots into his living room in Brooklyn,
and tells him, “Mendel, I’m making you a prophet.” And Mendel
replies, “It’s about time I made a profit!” Even serious subjects can be
dramatized with a bit of humor. The Lord sends him to Jerusalem
where he becomes a big-mouth prophet!

The show incorporates a Romeo & Juliet-type love story, political satire,
comedy, tragedy, and the ultimate triumph of good over evil!

The prophetic Biblical message of this new musical rings loud and
clear: The Jewish Messiah is coming to establish Shalom on earth! It is
a message of God’s great love for His people, and it is also a warning
that there will be a time of tribulation:

    “Alas! for that day is great, so that none is like it: It is even the
    time of Jacob’s trouble, but he shall be saved out of it.”
    (Jeremiah 30:7)

The humorous political satire in this new musical is extraordinary, as is
the music. This show shines the light on the United Nations, the Arabs,
the Muslims, the Russians, and the Politicians!

Rather than bringing peace, the self-seving U.N. Leaders bungle
everything and the War of Armageddon ensues.

The U.N. Leaders in this show are: (see photo below)
1) The Leader of the Emerging Russian Socialist Empire,
Vladimir Bullshatowsky
2) The Leader of Great Britain, Lady Beezer Peevy-Pill
3)  The Leader of The Council of World Church Relations,
Giuseppe Gepetto Falsetto
4) The Leader of The Middle East Arab Alliance,
Sheik-Abu Ali-Goniff
5) The Leader of The World-Wide Islamic Conglomerate,
Akbar Duhnutjob
6) The President of America, Scarlett O’Harlett
7) and her husband, Secretary General Don Juan O'Harlett
Jeremiah Theatricals,
Presenting Award-Winning Biblical Entertainment
The Time of Mendel's Trouble by Jeremiah & Wendy Ginsberg
“The Time of Mendel’s Trouble” was a limited engagement, Actors'
Equity Showcase production at The Beckett Theatre on 42nd Street
in New York City from July 18 to August 2, 2008.

This musical was a unique campaign to enrich, educate and uplift
the people of New York City. We hope to bring it back into
production in 2015. Check back for more information!

You may write to us at Jeremiah Theatricals, PO Box 770835,
Coral Springs, FL 33077-0835.

Jeremiah & Wendy Ginsberg
Any Questions? Call us at (954) 722-1719!

Click on our
music page to hear samples from the score of "The
Time of Mendel's Trouble!" Click here to see the
Limited Engagement at The Beckett Theatre
Our Highly Esteemed Sponsors who made this show possible! In Alphabetical Order:
Denzil Bailey
In Memory of Marjorie Bailey
Lubbock, TX
John & Wendy Beckett
  Elyria, OH
Jeffrey & Francine Black
  Staten Island, NY
John Blasdale
  Whippany, NJ
William & Dottie Blood
  Orlando, FL
Teresa Buonfiglio
Beth Shiloh Ministries
Valley Stream, NY
David & Mary Carter
  Ocala, FL
Helen Dorsett
  Banning, CA
Cathy Figueiredo
  Irving, TX
Ann Friedman
  La Mirada, CA
Jeremiah & Wendy Ginsberg
  Tamarac, FL
Jonathan Ginsberg
  Tamarac, FL
John J. Hayes
  Oakland Park, FL
Dennis & Elaine Head
Church at Turtle Creek
Dallas, TX
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Arts Touching Hearts, Inc.
Irving, TX
Nancy Jakob
Bondservant Ministries
Stony Brook, NY
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  Santa Barbara, CA
Steven & Linda Koflanovich
  Mt. Hermon, CA
Gary & Hellen Kosak
For Zion's Sake Ministries
Miramar, FL
Rabbi Alan Levine
Kol Mashiach Synagogue
Melbourne, FL
Gregg McNair
Dan & Sandi Miller
  Elkhart, IN
Gary & Suzy Morgan
  Los Angeles, CA
Daniel O'Mara
  Tipperary, Ireland
Frances Passarelli
  East Norwich, NY
Dolores D. Shields
  New York, NY
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  Pomona, NY
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  Forest Hills, NY
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  Waikoloa, HI
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Grand Prairie, TX
Gretchen Will
  Yucca Valley, CA
Bell Wormser
  Cathedral City, CA
"THE TIME OF MENDEL’S TROUBLE, A Madcap Musical of Biblical Proportions, is an ambitious and
irreverent endeavor. With a book by Jeremiah & Wendy Ginsberg, there are three acts and 28
scenes. Now that’s ambitious. And there are several entertaining aspects of this musical...

"Mendel Moskowitz (Tom Richter) and Murray Schwartz of Miami Beach (Chris Reber) have been
chosen by God to be prophets of the Apocalypse. As they attempt to get their people to repent and
return to Israel, the Chosen come up against a zany cast of characters that include the Devil himself
(Matt Landers), a wanna-be Hillary Clinton (Adrienne Doucette) and her political cohorts, terrorists,
United Nations players, a rabbi and his family, a love interest, and of course a Burning Bush.

"Rife with political satire, morality, romance, religion, and comedy, MENDEL’S TROUBLE has great
potential. Music and lyrics are clever. Costumes and choreography are creative. And when it’s funny,
it’s very funny!" - Laurie Lawson, The Electronic Link Journey
Laurie Lawson's Review of "The Time of Mendel's Trouble"
The comedic U.N. Leaders
Photo by Carol Rosegg. From left: David Demato as "Giuseppe Gepetto Falsetto," SuEllen Estey as "Lady Beezer," Josh
Lamon as "Akbar Duhnutjob," Ryan Hilliard as "Secretary General Don Juan O'Harlett," David Everett as "Sheik-Abu
Ali-Goniff," Adrienne Doucette  as "Scarlett O'Harlett," Matt Landers as "Vladimir Bullshatowsky." To find out more
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