Join The Hive and Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival for an experiential walking tour through the city of Shushan – filled with live dance, music, and merriment as we bring the ancient voices of the Purim story to life. Don’t miss an entertaining afternoon, including original performances from San Diego Ballet and vignettes curated by the San Diego Repertory Theatre!
Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can, valued at $18/person, with a special ticket price for the last showing
- What is Purim?
- Purim is a joyous holiday that affirms and celebrates Jewish survival and continuity throughout history. Traditionally, Purim is celebrated by reading the Book of Esther (m’gillat Esther) which tells the story of the holiday. Our story begins in Shushan, an ancient city in Persia, now Iran, 160 miles from the Tigris River. Under the rule of King Ahashverosh, Haman, the king’s adviser, plots to exterminate all of the Jews of Persia. His plan is foiled by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, who ultimately save the Jews of Persia from destruction. The reading of the Purim story is often a raucous environment with cheers and boos and lots of celebrating. We have reinvented the telling of the Purim story through a series of performances that you will experience in a lively walking tour setting.
- How does Pay-What-You-Can work?
- Our number one priority is keeping these experiences open and accessible to all who want to attend. Admission is “valued at x/person” because that is what we would charge in a traditional sales structure. We encourage you to pay whatever amount feels comfortable for you. Some participants choose to “pay it forward” and pay over the suggested price to cover those who can’t. Regardless of the amount you contribute, we are so excited to have you join us on this stroll thru Shushan!
- How long is the program?
- You should plan on the designed experiences taking approximately 45 minutes from the time of your scheduled arrival. A post-show gathering is available for those who would like to stay after each performance.
- What do I need to bring and what should I leave at home?
- We encourage you to wear a good pair of walking shoes as we will be experiencing Shushan by foot this year. Accommodations can be made for those who are not able to walk for the entirety of the experience. Due to the organic status of our farm, no animals are allowed on the property.
- Is the program appropriate for children?
- This program was designed for an adult audience. While there is not any inappropriate content in the experience, the theatrical dialogue was created for adults.
- What safety protocols will you have in place?
- The safety of our participants, staff, and actors is our number one priority. All patrons, including children, must be either fully vaccinated according to CDC standards (at least 14 days have passed since the final dose), or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 24-hours (home tests accepted). All guests will be required to show proof of vaccination status or negative test at check-in. Outdoor masking will be determined at the time of the event, based on CDC and state guidelines.
- What if I arrive early or late from my original registration time?
- This experience includes elements of live theatre performance and therefore on-time arrival is key for the optimal show experience. There are limited spaces available during each time slot. If you arrive early, you will be asked to wait in a holding area until your showtime. If you arrive late, you will be asked to wait in a holding area until the next available opening.
- Why does the last show cost more?
- The last show includes a special extended reception to partake in the merriment of Purim; which will include live music, wine tasting, appetizers, and a meet-and-greet with the cast and crew!