Louisville Beit Sefer Yachad celebrated Purim by performing a musical comedy that told the story of the holiday on Sunday, March 8. The Purim Shpiel, was held at Anshei Sfard that morning since the Purim celebration on the holiday itself had to be cancelled due to snow.
The play, starring 20 LBSY students was received with lots of laughter and excitement. The audience was won over by King Ahasuerus played by Benjamin Greenberg and Queen Esther played by Lauren Goldberg.
The King began the play by singing Let Her Go (sung to Let it Go from the movie Frozen) to Queen Vashti played by Jenna Shaps. Haman, played by Michael Evans, was booed by everyone every time his name was spoken.
The finale sung to the tune of We are the Champions written by Queen was sung by the whole cast: Miriam Bird, Jenna Catapano, Anna Cohen, Michael Evans, Orli Feder, West Franklin, Julia Geer, Lauren Goldberg, Maddie Greenbaum, Benjamin Greenberg, Nate Kaplan,
Nicki Kaplan, Gabi Kronenberg, Lauren Rowe, Brady Salmon, Carly, Schramko, Leah Schuhmann, Jenna Shaps, Clara Weiss, Owen Weiss and Isaac Weiss.
Hillary Reskin wrote and directed the play, and Michael Evans and Isaac Weiss, LBSY graduates, returned to Sunday School just to perform and help with the play.