by David Adjmi
Sixteen year old Lily knows nothing beyond the Syrian-Jewish community in Brooklyn where she lives a cloistered life with her much older husband. Soon an unlikely relationship with her enigmatic African-American maid opens Lily’s world to new possibilities – but at a big price. This daring new work shifts from caustic satire to violent drama as it exposes the ways we invent and defend our identities in the melting-pot of America.
Whiting Writers' Award (2010), Nominated for the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play (2009), Lucille Lortel Award Nominee for Best Actress (Cristin Milioti)
Samuel French, TCG
Production and Development History
Readings and Workshops: New York Theatre Workshop, Sundance/UCross Residency. Productions: Woolly Mammoth Theatre (World Premiere, 2008), Lincoln Center Theatre/LCT3 (2009)