Love, Faith and Other Dirty Words
Boston, MA 02111
A funny, moving story of interfaith couples negotiating (and sometimes battling) to maintain the balance between devotion to each other, and devotion to their separate faiths.
Drawn from interviews with 26 Boston-area interfaith couples, this wise and witty play follows the trail of attraction, love, conflict and compromise as couples navigate courting, marriage, and raising children — not to mention food and the prospect of a Christmas tree. Six actors play multiple roles—husbands and wives, parents and clergy—in a kaleidoscope of pairings that reveal the complexities of modern faith and romance: Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Hindu, Muslim and atheist.
The play is an original production developed by members of Prism, the young adult division of the New Center for Arts and Culture, based on their interviews with interfaith couples. Kent Stephens, founding Artistic Director of Harbor Light Stage in Kittery Point, Maine, wrote the final script and directs the performance.
Performances will be followed by an audience discussion led by Rabbi Lev Baesh, Interfaith Ambassador for Combined Jewish Philanthropies and consultant to InterfaithFamily.com.
Waltham, MA 02451