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Backsliding in the Promised Land
Backsliding in the Promised Land
"A must-see … comes straight from the heart." —The Post-Standard

"Stunning theatre … A beautifully crafted and detailed script … as masterful and moving an experience as any you are likely to have in a theater." —Auburn Citizen
By Michele Lowe

Cast: 4m., 6w. (May be doubled to 2m., 5w., 1 boy. The boy is a non-speaking role.) 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.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  BB3
Cast Size:  8
No. of Act(s):  1
Pages:  68
Royalty:  $75.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $8.95
Approx. Running Time:  120 min.
Target Audience: College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama
ISBN (10): 1583422692
Publication Date: 06/09/2005
Michele Lowe's plays have been produced across the country and around the world from Paris to Seoul.

Her play Inana won the Francesca Primus Prize. Both Inana and Victoria Musica were finalists for the American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg New Play Award, which marked the first time in the American Theatre Critics Association's 38-year history that a playwright was nominated for two ...More
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