Project Description

Sponsored by Roz and Charles Stuzin

If I Forget

By STEVEN LEVENSON
Directed by JENNIFER CHAMBERS

AUGUST 1-SEPTEMBER 1
St. Germain Stage

A powerful tale of a Jewish-American family and a culture at odds with itself. Three siblings reunite to celebrate their father’s 75th birthday. As long-held secrets bubble to the surface, they negotiate — with biting humor and razor-sharp insight — how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning.

“Passionate and provoking! Brainy in its arguments and visceral in its emotions!”
The New York Times

Sponsored in part by Arnold Kotlen and Stephanie Fleckner & Art and Terry Wasser
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Re-Remember: The Struggle for Identity from Generation to Generation

with Rabbi Josh Breindel from Congregation Beth El of the Sudbury River Valley, MA

Rabbi Breindel will discuss how modern Jewish life is a balance between traditional culture and modern insights… often with surprising (and inspiring) results.

Sunday, August 11

1 pm at the St. Germain Stage


Café Chat

Friday, August 23 after the 7:30pm performance

In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer has reunited with his two sisters to celebrate their father’s seventy-fifth birthday. Each deeply invested in their own version of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael’s controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, the three negotiate — with biting humor and razor-sharp insight — how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning. If I Forget tells a powerful tale of a family and a culture at odds with itself.