Orthodox Jews Esther and Schmuli are newly married, and their future is written in the laws of the Torah. Secular Jew Abe is married to Sophie. He is a famous novelist who believes he can write his own future…until an unexpected email from a movie star puts his marriage to the test and threatens to prove him wrong. As the story unfolds both couples must confront the question,
Can we be happy with what we have while we have it?
Brooklyn, NY - 1973 and 2015
The play moves between the past and present. When in the past, the setting is in Williamsburg – specifically within the community of Satmar Jewish people. To learn more about this community, be sure to read The Jewish Diaspora in the US and Community and Tradition in Satmar Hasidism.