IN EVERY GENERATION
MFA Playwrights’ Workshop
July 27-August 4
The Kennedy Center | National New Play Network | Washington, D.C.
By Ali Viterbi
Directed by Howard Shalwitz
Dramaturged by Gabrielle Hoyt
One family. One holiday. Four millennia. The Levi-Katz family celebrates Passover again and again (and again and again) and while times, location, and languages change, traditions stay the same. Over matzah ball soup and (vegan) brisket, the close-knit clan contends with questions of race, religion, and inter-generational trauma. The present echoes the past—and the past the present—as the family repeatedly reenacts the exodus from Egypt, each time asking themselves: must we define ourselves through trauma? Will we ever be free? And why is this night different from all other nights?
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