Full Length Play
120 minutes (2 hours)
Time Period - Contemporary, 1980s
Settings Of Play - Various location in Chicago and Skokie, Illinois.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Current Events, Jewish/Yiddish issues, Love, Parenting/Family, Religion
Appropriate for all audiences
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre
When Isaac Adams, a second generation American Jew, learns of plans for a neo-Nazi group to stage a demonstration in Skokie, Illinois, he wonders, what, if anything, his involvement should be. Determined to find the truth, Isaac ultimately comes to terms with his heritage, his mother, and himself.
"Hilarious, shrewd and touching." - Chicago Sun Times
"A belated bar mitzvah with some funny shtick and a wide open heart." - Chicago Tribune
The God of Isaac premiered at the Victory Gardens Theater on May 28, 1985 under the direction of Dennis Zacek.