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I Never Sang For My Father

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Resonant, Absorbing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

About the show

This drama probes into the disquieting alienation that can exist between father and son – an estrangement that, despite the best intentions of both parties, is often deepened with age and unhealed by time. More…

This is the story of Gene, a widower, with an elderly mother whom he loves and an eighty-year-old father, whom he has never loved, hard as he tried. The father has been mayor of a small town in Westchester County, self-made and highly respected. Beneath these trappings, however, he is a mean, unloving and ungenerous man, who has driven his daughter away because of her marriage to a Jew and has alienated his son through his possessiveness, his selfishness and his endless reminiscences. Suddenly the mother dies, and Gene is faced with the responsibility of having the father on his hands just at a time when he wants to remarry and move to California.

September 14th, 2019
"The current production by the Chain Theatre, directed by Richard Hoehler, never quite achieves a similar revelation, partly due to casting and partly due to odd creative choices made by Hoehler and his artistic staff."
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