A season of...
Lost & Found
CHECK OUT THIS VIDEO FROM ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JESSE BERNSTEIN, DISCUSSING THEATRE ARIEL’S “LOST & FOUND" SEASON.
This insightful drama focuses on two key moments in the life of Holocaust survivor turned successful entrepreneur and bon-vivant, Isaac Geldhart. In the first, integrity clashes with commercialism as a family coup threatens to oust Isaac from his own publishing company. In the second, an aging Isaac must sort through the trauma of his past in order to prove he is sane enough to maintain his independence.
The dead are meant to stay buried – aren’t they? Shiva is over, but Mort and his son Artie are still mourning the loss of wife and mother Shirley when a seeming miracle jolts them from their grief. But the miracle comes with its own complications, which they try to navigate in the most unexpected of ways. A dark comedy about death that is nonetheless filled with life.
A swirling journey through love, faith, Judaism, modernity and history told through the lens of one woman trying to recreate herself following a painful divorce. How do we begin again? How did it all start in the first place?
Simultaneously an elegy for the dead and a cry of hope for the living, Sholem Asch’s poetic and riveting drama about a traumatized shtetl is brought to vivid life in this new translation. A soldier feared lost in war returns home, prophesying about a place without suffering. Will they join him in this new world – or stay and push on in this one?