LOS ANGELES -- The intertwined themes of fertility, relationships and the Holocaust are explored by Nalsey Tinberg in Bearing Witness, which is having its world premiere at the Stella Adler Theatre.
Sarah, 38, is a math professor who has put off having children while she and her husband Mark have been establishing their careers. Mark, having just been promoted and given a big raise, decides now is the time to have a child. But Sarah may have waited too long.
"Complicating matters is Sarah's mother, a Holocause survivor, who wants her to procreate in order to confound Hitler and give continuity to the generations that came before," said a company spokesperson. "Finally, there's Sarah's friendship with Sam. He's an academic who's taken up with a young student, but his continuing friendship with Sarah threatens her marriage."
Playwright Tinberg is the daughter of Holocausdt survivors. Her short play The Lawyers was part of the hit show The Bar off Melrose and was published by Samuel French.
Kate Randolph directs a cast that includes Brian Cousins, Judy Kain and Darlene Kardon. Through June 22 at the Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd. Performances are Thurs.-Sat. at 8 PM; Sun. at 3 PM. Tickets are $18. Call (310) 557-9323. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent