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Hard Love

From 9 member reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

About the show

The Actor's Company Theatre presents this story of a divorced Jewish Orthodox couple forced to reunite after the children from their new marriages become romantically involved. More…

In Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim district, Hannah and Zvi are forced back into each other’s lives after a loss of faith tore their marriage apart 20 years earlier. Now that the teenage children from their second marriages have become romantically involved, the estranged couple must deal with their past, their present, and their future in this romantic drama of love, faith, and passion.

Member Reviews (9)


Great acting, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great writing

Too long, Disappointing, Confusing, Dizzying

See it if The male actor was great!

Don't see it if The story is a good theme but the writing was a little messy. This show also could have been done in one act.

October 23rd, 2015
"I can’t say I recommend 'Hard Love,' but I can say I respect it...The script is in desperate need of some humor or a noteworthy subplot, or both — the unvarying tone can be didactic. Ian Kahn, as Zvi, and Victoria Mack, as Hannah, carry the piece well enough, with Mr. Kahn given more to work wit...
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October 20th, 2015
"It's an ideal stage for drama, and Lerner finds plenty of it in the sundered, but not really finished, relationship of Hannah and Zvi…Lerner's dramaturgy is shaky from time to time…But the author has a fine appreciation of his characters' messy, unresolved lives...In a production tautly directed...
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October 12th, 2015
"Scott Alan Evans helms the play with a feel for its rhythms. He keeps the two actors in constant motion, allowing their personal fields of gravity to attract the other. Evans understands the social milieu and personal idiosyncrasies of the ultra-orthodox depicted in Lerner’s writing...The compan...
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October 11th, 2015
"I could tell that some of Lerner’s lines, which I’m sure are unforgettable gems in Hebrew, don’t have the same ring in translation...Kahn and Mack are exceptionally convincing…'Hard Love' is sure to intrigue and challenge all who pride themselves on religious tolerance. But be forewarned: you ar...
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