Non-observant Jew that I am, my recent immersion into not one by two new plays—Pictures from Home on Broadway, and The Wanderers at the Roundabout—that very much live in that world was something of a double-whammy.
Spoiler alert: one was considerably stronger than the other. But I’m sorry to report that neither really works for me… which I guess proves that both my critical curmudgeon status and my residual Jewish guilt remain in play.
I have little to say about Anna Ziegler’s The Wanderers, which feels like an utterly calculated button-pusher of play. It concerns two Jewish couples who reside Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There are overlapping issues here of a sweeping yet general kind—child rearing, career goals, and most explicitly, the confrontation of religious beliefs in couples who grow in their own directions…
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