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.
"The twists and turns that Lerner provides border on ones that theatergoers might expect from a daytime (or even nighttime) serial drama, and often, the piece can becomes less than credible. Thankfully, director Scott Alan Evans has two graceful performers at his disposal who help make the production feel a bit more substantial...Unfortunately, 'Hard Love' itself, even though it’s grappling with some fascinating issues, is often difficult to swallow." Full Review
"This a particularly contrived plot. But it would be unfair to say it is without interest...The give and take even manages to surmount unexceptional acting. Even with Evans's overuse of distracting and overly dramatic lighting, the play moves steadily towards its conclusion — a conclusion so unclear the audience was not quite sure the show was over, but a conclusion nevertheless." Full Review
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