The God of Isaac
From the producers of My Name is Asher Lev and The Man in the Attic
SHALOM & MOIRA BLUMENTHAL PRODUCTIONS present:
THE GOD OF ISAAC
BY JAMES SHERMAN | DIRECTED BY MOIRA BLUMENTHAL
AN IDENTITY CRISIS OF COMEDIC PROPORTIONS.
A SEARCH FOR IDENTITY – A SEARCH EVERYONE CAN IDENTIFY WITH
When Isaac Adams, a second generation American Jew, learns of plans for a Nazi group to stage a demonstration in Skokie, Illinois, he wonders what, if anything, his involvement should be.
Isaac goes on a quest to find answers.
He questions a mixture of Jewish folk – including his mother. Along the way his journey is interrupted with pop-cultural vignettes, re-cast with Jewish characters. The stars of Huckleberry Finn, The Wizard of Oz and On the Waterfront become members of the tribe. It’s hilarious …but it drives his mother crazy.
Determined to find the truth, Isaac ultimately comes to terms with his heritage, his mother …. and himself.
5 – 22 Sept 2019 | Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst
“A warm, enjoyable search for roots, a search everyone in this society can identify with.”
– Chicago Sun-Times