The Passover Question

by Erica Wachs

Poster of The Passover Question

What makes this night different from all other nights? “The Passover Question” by Erica Wachs is an original play that will be presented as a staged reading on February 24 and 25. The play alternates between the lives of Gertrude Stein and her family in Vichy, France in 1941, and a contemporary Jewish family at their Passover Seder in 2016. The play primarily follows Sarah, a Jewish girl in hiding in 1941, and her contemporary counterpart in 2016. Along with Sarah and Gertrude Stein, the show comments on families, war, religion, discrimination, and art from the mid-20th century to now.

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Performance Dates & Times

February 24, 2017 - 8:00pm

February 25, 2017 - 8:00pm


Jonathan Edwards Theater

Venue Accessibility: 
Upper level and stage level seating, as well as the lobby and facilities, are all accessible via an elevator just inside the door from the courtyard.


Gertrude Stein
Alice B. Toklas/Aleeza Kalman
Bernard Fäy/Rabbi Stein
Sally Stein/Betty Kalman
Leo Stein/Eli Kalman
Petain/David Kalman
Allan Stein/Saul Kalman
Leah Stein/Daliah Kalman
Michael Stein/Adriel Kalman

Production Team

Stage Manager