Backsliding in the Promised Land: A Play
"What price would you pay to protect your family? In a world gone mad would you surrender your identity to save your life? To save your children? Enid and Herman Grosch were refugees from Amsterdam when they landed in America in 1939. At Herman's mother's insistence they erased their Jewish identities and embraced the Episcopalian church. Now, at the turn of the 21st century, they must confront old and unresolved fears as their long-kept secret begins to unravel. While Herman helps Naomi and Saul Baum, an Orthodox Jewish family, wrestle with their son's terminal illness, he is forced to confront the demons of his past, upsetting the balance of his marriage and questioning the nature of his soul. Who is he really? In this heart-wrenching drama touched with humor, Lowe explores issues of identity, the price of safety and the redeeming power of truth."--Publisher's website.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
afraid almond cookie Amsterdam anymore asked back to Poland Backsliding Beat Bernstein bitte die Tur blonde blue brought a camera butcher clean coming dance dead door electrical engineer Enid Grosch Enid's Episcopalian everything eyes father Fishman flank steak Gimel give go home grandfather hands head Herengracht HERMAN enters HERMAN exits Herman Grosch HERMAN opens hurt husband Jewish killed kiss knew Konnen Sie bitte LEO's bed Leo's hospital room Lights change little boy look LUDMILLA WANTZ marzipan MIMI mother NAOMI enters never NURSE exits Pause play Polaroid camera Polish Promised Land pumpernickel remember Reverend Mathias roast Robert Lowell Robert Moss Saul Baum SAUL exits say Kaddish SCENE smell the fish Socolow someone sorry Stop suitcase Superman sure tell There's thing told Torah train set Tur offenen wait wants a train Who's going wife Windex window woman yarmulke Yeah