Putting American-Jewish Life on the Stage

Ten new short plays, commissioned after the recent Pew poll on American Jewry, wrestle with thorny questions surrounding the community's identity.

NEW YORK – David and Liz are fighting about whether they should go through with their newborn son’s brit milah – with a cross-eyed mohel, family and friends already gathered in the next room. David is Jewish. Liz is not. And it is not at all clear, in the play “The Covenant" (or "Bagels and Butchery"), why they should offer up their son’s flesh in...