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Backsliding In The Promised Land - Full Length Play, Drama

Backsliding In The Promised Land

Michele Lowe

Full Length Play, Drama

4m, 6f, 1boy(s)

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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. A powerful and original drama. Area staging. Approximate running time: 2 hours.


4m, 6f, 1boy(s)

Michele Lowe

Michele Lowe

Michele Lowe is the recipient of the 2010 Francesca Primus Prize for her play Inana(Denver Center Theatre). She was also a finalist for both the 2010 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her plays Inanaand Victoria Musica(Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park), which marks the first time in the award’s 33 year history that a playwright has been independently nominated for two plays in one season, and the ... view full profile

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