Besides diverging cultural values and life-styles, the familial bond is challenged by the fact that Reynaldo and Javier are aware of the family’s Crypto-Jewish roots, while Miguel is not. Javier is determined to bury that part of the family’s past. An unintended slur by Miguel during a political debate with his opponent Phyllis Goldstein, whose estranged daughter is Miguel’s campaign manager, nearly destroys the family but reveals the truth.
Parted Waters was originally commissioned by the Arizona Jewish Theater, where it premiered in 2009. Three theater companies in New Mexico have produced the play, and it has received staged readings in Los Angles, Philadelphia, New York, and Florida.
Directed by Catherine Donavon, the cast for the reading includes Elias Gallegos, Jonathan Harrell, Alix Hudson and Argos
Performances are Saturday November 5 and Sunday November 6 at 2:00 pm. A post-show community dialogue on crypto-Judaism in new Mexico will be held after both performances.
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purchased at the door.