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May 19, 2019

there are many example in the Jewish Bible of forgiveness: Jacob forgave Laban, Essau forgave Jacob, and Joseph, in yet another foreshadowing of the New Testament, forgave his eleven brothers.

May 17, 2019

We rarely hear the stories of the women who made up fully half of history during this conflict, who choked on the same gas and baked in the same ovens as the men, and who, almost without exception, had little or no say in how events unfolded.

May 13, 2019

It has been brought to my attention that the humble, but delicious, pineapple is considered a symbol of welcome, so it makes sense that it would be chosen as the name for a theater which is trying to serve the community at large. For me, however, this name carries a sp...

March 11, 2019

Last Friday evening I met with our inimitable director, Harley Venton, to plot, scheme, and bat ideas around. Harley is a real mensch... and a real professional. (Go ahead, Google his name!) I hope to lure him into writing a blog post at some point in the not-too-dista...

February 6, 2019

Passing opens in Hartford, CT on Passover, 1988. Two women, Gretchen, and her younger sister, Emma, have recently lost their mother, Ruth, who was a survivor of the Holocaust. Gretchen, who is married and has a young daughter, has long since moved away from Hartford. E...

February 3, 2019

Sometime in 2010 the idea for a story about the Holocaust crossed my mind. This was unusual for a couple of reasons. First, I generally write comedy, so the idea of approaching such a somber subject seemed daunting. Second, although I was raised in a nominally Jewish f...

August 14, 2018

The main inspiration for Custom of the Sea was the 1939 Laurel and Hardy film, Flying Deuces. Aside from including a truly charming and memorable rendition of Shine On, Harvest Moon, the duo's comedy takes some particularly dark turns in this film. In one early scene,...

July 9, 2018

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