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Morgan Spector as Herman, Elizabeth Rich as Masha

Enemies, A Love Story
from the novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer
adapted for the stage by Sarah Schulman
directed by Jiri Zizka
February 7, 2007March 11, 2007

New York City, 1949. The war is over. The Big Apple blushes with excitement. New hopes rise. Herman, a Holocaust survivor falls in love again, and again, and again. Overcome with guilt and facing the intricacy of pleasing his three wives, he questions his spirituality and God’s order on the Lower East Side, Coney Island, and in the Bronx. Does a capricious rabbi want to guide him to the peace he seeks? Or simply lay his hands on one of Herman's wives? Adapted from an enticing novel by Isaac Bashevis Singer, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Enemies, A Love Story is a bittersweet yet humorous tale of a man stumbling towards enlightenment, striving to escape his past but unable to escape his women.

Featured in the Philadelphia New Play Festival: Where Theatre Begins, a program of the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, February 8-18, 2007.


Morgan Spector • Herman Broder
Kati Brazda • Yadwiga
Barbara Spiegel • Shifrah
Elizabeth Rich • Masha
Bob Ari • Man in Cafeteria
Tom Teti • The Rabbi
Laura Flanagan • Tamar
Bob Ari • Visitor

Production Team

David P. Gordon • Set Designer
Jerold R. Forsyth • Lighting Designer
Janus Stefanowicz • Costume Designer
Jorge Cousineau • Sound Designer
Sharon Freed • Dialect Coach
Jerry Beaver Associates • New York Casting
Bill Felty • Philadelphia Casting
 • Dramaturg
Patrick Heydenburg • Production Manager
Patreshettarlini Adams • Stage Manager