by Arje Shaw
Full Length Play, Drama / 3m, 1f, 1boy(s)
Set in 1985, The Gathering explores the conflicts between grandfather, father and son which arise over the dinner table when they discuss President Ronald Reagan's planned visit to Bitberg, site of burial grounds for Nazi soldiers...
Reviews"'The Gathering'...is an affecting sermon. The issue is forgiveness, the lesson is that the endless harboring of anger and resentment -- even over the egregious cruelties of the Holocaust -- is a soul-warping endeavor, and the message is that, for their own good as well as the world's, it is time for Jewish survivors to let go of their vengefulness and allow the healing to begin...as a playwright, Mr. Shaw makes a pretty good rabbi." - New York Times
"Though many in the audience will see themselves and their family in this play, and there are a number of laughs showing how all families at times function in similar ways,...The Gathering can be a difficult and uncomfortable theatrical experience. But, it can also be a rewarding one." - Talkin' Broadway
"[The Gathering has a] good conflict, with intellectual and emotional elements that are worth exploring. So, let the drama play out." - TheatreMania
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: 1980s
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: A New York City apartment in 1985, and the German cemetery, Bitberg.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
Casting3m, 1f, 1boy(s)
MICHAEL (BOYTSCHICK) - Grandson
STUART - Michael’s Father
DIANE - Michael’s Mother
EGON - Young German Security Guard
- Parts for Senior Actors