A Brief History of Mah Jongg


The feisty women return to their beloved Mah Jongg game from years before. Award-winning comedy about the power of women’s friendships.  

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    mah jong curtain call high rez The power of good friends!

    Faye Sholiton
    40 minute comedy
    5-6 women
    Twenty-two years after the sudden break-up of their beloved weekly Mah Jongg game, the feisty women return to the kitchen table where it all began. Now missing one player and one important tile, they discover how their Monday gatherings saved their lives. A Brief History of Mah Jongg is an award-winning comedy about the power of women’s friendships.

    Awards for “A Brief History of Mah Jongg”

    • The show was commissioned by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland to accompany the Project Mah Jongg exhibit.
    • Named Audience Favorite at the InkFest Festival in Los Angeles.
    • Winner of the Chameleon Theatre Circle contest in Minnesota.
    • Performed to rave reviews in Cleveland, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Los Angeles, and others.

    The play is funny, touching, and a great piece for older actresses. Audience Participant, D.P.

    This play has such depth, insight, and meaning for so many people. The audience reacted with strong connection to the beautifully developed characters and to the lovely story. What a magnificent success! Audience Participant, E. R.

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    Photo by Daniel Silwa

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    Faye Sholiton



    Running Time

    30-40 Minute Play


    5, 6


    $45 per performance

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