knowing cairo

by Andrea Stolowitz

 

Directed by Kimberly Senior
@ Victory Gardens Studio Theatre (Feb 2004)
* Midwest Premiere

 

Alternately funny, moving and disturbing, this play deals with the relationship between an elderly German-Jewish New Yorker, her daughter and the mother’s African-American caretaker. Issues of trust, love, family obligations and race arise when Rose becomes so fond of her new nurse that her daughter begins to suspect the woman of being a clever grifter. Are her suspicions justified, or are they produced by jealousy? The play raises but does not answer these questions, leaving them as a challenge to the audience.

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