Stars of David: a song-cycle about being Jewish

Stars of David. Script by Charles Busch, from the book by Abigail Pogrebin. Philadelphia Theatre Company, 2012

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Growing up in a New York Jewish home, Abigail Pogrebin was confused about her heritage. She and her parents were ambivalent about religious customs, even hostile to some of them. This bright and inquisitive young woman tried to discover how other Jews …

Freud’s Last Session was a dramatic one

Freud’s Last Session by Mark St. Germain. Arden Theatre, 2012

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Sigmund Freud, father of psychoanalysis, age 83 and dying from oral cancer, has invited the 40-year-old author and Oxford don C.S. Lewis to his London home. Lewis was a former atheist who subsequently embraced Christianity and became its advocate and polemicist. Freud, by contrast, had written that religion was …

Jesse James in vaudeville

The Assassination of Jesse James. EgoPo Classic Theater, 2012

 

American theater in the 19th Century included many genres, among them Shakespeare, minstrelsy, vaudeville, melodrama and Wild West shows. Philadelphia and New York saw the classics interpreted by Edwin Forrest and Edwin Booth, but the hinterlands favored more modest diversions.

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