From the author of Adam Baum and the Jew Movie comes a play about a family: "In 1961 Toronto, the matriarch of an immigrant family strongly opposes her son's impending marriage. Forty years later, the next generation of this same family makes a very eventful trip to China. But can they escape their past?" In the first act of the drama, a mother of a Jewish family arranges a secret meeting with the young girl her only son, Arthur, wishes to marry. Act two takes place in a hotel room in China, where Arthur's daughter is preparing to adopt a Chinese orphan.
The cast includes Andrew Katz, Richard Masur, Lori Prince and J. Smith-Cameron, under the direction of Mark Nelson. All the actors play dual roles, with Smith-Cameron portraying both the matriarch of the family and, in act two, her granddaughter. Katz plays Arthur in act one, while Masur essays the part in act two.
The design team includes James Noone (sets), Michael Krass (costumes), Howell Binkley (lighting) and Scott Killian (original music and sound).
The not-for-profit MTC operates two venues Off-Broadway at City Center (Stages I and II) at 131 W. 55th Street, as well as Broadway's Biltmore Theatre (currently offering Regina Taylor's Drowning Crow).
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