Weekend at Betty’s

May 13, 2019 By Ken Kaissar

Leo is the cantor of a liberal congregation with a female rabbi.  This year, his right-wing orthodox family is joining him for the High Holiday weekend.  In order to avoid conversations about gender equality and whether a woman should be a Rabbi he invites his best friends Carl and Evie, who are wrapped up in their own domestic drama.  Everyone walks on egg shells to avoid discussing religion, gender issues and Leo’s impending marriage to a woman his mother disapproves of.  Meanwhile, his sister has chosen this weekend to explain to her parents why she has never dated a man.  And all of these conflicts unfold in the home once owned by the author of The Feminine Mystique, Betty Friedan. The irony is not lost on any of them.

Join us in the BRT Rehearsal Studio located one block from the theatre at 201 Cedar Street at the corner of Market Street. Supper begins at 5pm, the reading starts at 6pm, and the discussion immediately follows.