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Jack Canfora
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Several years after tragedy impacted their lives, a family comes together once again for Thanksgiving dinner. While family members struggle to come to terms with residual anger, grief and guilt, Jack Canfora’s thought-provoking play explores how people cope with personal and collective catastrophe. Displaying surprising humor and biting wit, this Jericho, Long Island clan exposes their desperate strategies for resolution and redemption.

Production Info

Cast: 6 total (3 female, 3 male)
Full Length Drama (about 95 minutes)
Multiple Sets
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“JERICHO is a play about September 11. It is also a traumatic-Thanksgiving-dinner-with-the-family play and a play about being Jewish. All in all, it is a lovely, humorous work with laughs that resolve into a meditation on the pains and satisfactions of living after a tragedy … It is a real accomplishment … Mr Canfora has delivered a smart, hard-hitting drama filled with biting wit. JERICHO doesn’t leave audiences with an easily summarized message, but it’s difficult to forget one of Beth’s lines from the first scene: ‘There are some things it should be impossible to recover from.'” —New York Times

“JERICHO [will] show you how a bracingly adult, contemporary play can be a thrill-ride in itself … by balancing the truly gut-wrenching emotional fireworks with a bitterly snarky sense of humor.” —Asbury Park Press

“Canfora’s dialogue shows a true writer at work.” —Newark Star-Ledger

“An important addition to the repertoire of the American stage.” —Theatre Communications Group

About the Author


  • Jack Canfora

    John Lawrence "Jack" Canfora is an American playwright, actor, musician, and teacher whose works include PLACE SETTING, JERICHO, and POETIC LICENSE.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 11/26/2012
Pages 74
ISBN 9780881455564

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

World premiere at New Jersey Repertory Theatre

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Jericho is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


4/6/2017 – 4/10/2017
Ouray, CO