by Donald Margulies (Harold Green Jewish Theatre). Two Holocaust survivors from Brooklyn retire to Florida and spend a night in a strange condo that awakens old demons. Previews from May 7, opens May 12 and runs to May 29, Tue-Thu and Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm (and May 15 & 22 at 7 pm). $40-$80. In the Greenwin Theatre.
Clare Coulter and Eric Peterson play elderly Jewish Holocaust survivors who retire to a new condo in Florida from Brooklyn. When their troubled daughter (Lisa Norton) shows up, reverberations of the familys traumatic past can be felt. Lesser actors could easily have veered into melodrama, but the superlative cast ensures these characters remain fully rounded. Some of the scripts many monologues work better than others, but Marguliess dialogue is always riveting. Director Tanja Jacobs paces the play beautifully, always allowing the heavy, emotional material to breathe.
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Location - Meridian Arts Centre