In Every Generation
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
During the Jewish, Passover Seder, there is a section recounting all the blessings and miracles the Israelites have received; and after each is recited, those gathered around the festival table say, “Dayenu,” “It would have been enough.” In Ali Viterbi’s 2022-premiering play In Every Generationtime travels through a series of one family’s Seder celebrations that stretch from the original exodus from Egypt all the way to a future imaging of what the dinner of traditional dishes and age-old prayers might be in 2050. Now in its West Coast premiere at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, In Every Generation could have merited from the playwright’s having said a few more ‘dayenu’s’ while deciding which issues, themes, and references to include in the two-hour, fifteen-minute staging.
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Rating: 2.5 E
In Every Generation continues through February 12, 2023 in West Coast premiere production by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA. Tickets are available online at https://www.theatreworks.org; by phone Tuesday – Sunday, noon – 6 p.m. at 877-662-8978; or by email (email@example.com ). Please note: All patrons are required to wear a mask during the entire production.
Photos Credit: Kevin Berne