The Flatted Fifth

by  Seth Zvi Rosenfeld

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 2f

"A quick moving, cinematically paced drama." - New York Post
A would be Jewish film maker searches for love, identity and his Jewish roots in this fast paced look at modern relationships in a multicultural world that was first produced Off Broadway. Now in his twenties and a veteran of street violence and jail…

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The Flatted Fifth

by  Seth Zvi Rosenfeld

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A would be Jewish film maker searches for love, identity and his Jewish roots in this fast paced look at modern relationships in a multicultural world that was first produced Off Broadway. Now in his twenties and a veteran of street violence and jail, Sonny has an explosive reunion with his childhood friend Ray Diaz, a Puerto Rican poet in drug rehab. With their girlfriends, an African American author of children's books and a sultry English/African trumpet player, Sonny and Ray embark on a B'nai B'rith trip for artists to Israel. They encounter hostile soldiers, sympathetic guides, a nightmarish talk show host, a Hebrew hip hop bartender, Masada, the Wailing Wall and, most poignantly of all, themselves. The last leg of their journey changes each of them forever.

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"A quick moving, cinematically paced drama." - New York Post

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2m, 2f

SONNY ROTHSTEIN - 29, Jewish, a filmmaker. Ninya's fiancee. Streetwise, deceptively smart.

RAY RODRIGUEZ - 27, Puerto Rican, Poet/Lyricist. Sonny's former best friend. Balu's boyfriend. Recovering addict/alcoholic. Sensitive, trusting and loyal.

BALU MOTUMBO - 26, half English/Half African, trumpet player, Ray's girlfriend. She is the princess and those who don't know it, shall.

NINYA (pronounced Kneen-Yah) - 30, African American, a jeweler. She is artsy, craftsy, and exotic looking.

SECURITY WOMAN/GUIDE/RIFKAANACHNOO - 28, Israeli

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Seth Zvi Rosenfeld

Seth Zvi Rosenfeld was born and raised in NYC. His newest play Handball will be produced in New York next season. His most recent play, Everything's Turning Into Beautiful, opened July, 2006 at The New Group. It starred Daphne Rubin-Vega and Malik Yoba.Mr. Rosenfeld is currently developing Snitch, a TV series for A& ...

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