"Humor, tenderness and social commentary
… witty banter and poignant moments!"
I faced many of these questions when I accepted the role of director of Antigua and began exploring its text. To fully understand the hidden connotation of the text, I had to travel outside of my comfort zone, explore other religious traditions and beliefs, and reluctantly reveal the contents of my Pandora's box to my cast to help my actors accept and wrestle with their own demons.
I found their strengths and weaknesses and encouraged them to incorporate these characteristics into the development of their characters' personas. My job as the director was to merge these personas — to tell a story befitting the playwright's vision and relate a story that could be felt by all.
Take a moment to immerse yourself in the tragic and
sometimes hilarious moments of this not-so-orthodox Jewish family of women
sitting shiva; embrace their strengths, weaknesses, and triumphs.
I implore you to explore and reflect on your own lives, willingly accept
your family dynamics and, hopefully, overcome the fears within your own