Hard Love

by Motti Lerner
directed by Susan Reid
Genesis Stage, Atlanta
at Theater Three
311 W. 43rd St., 3rd Floor


Fri 6/5 @6:00, Sat 6/6 @5:30 (followed by a discussion with the playwright), Wed 6/10 @3:00, Thu 6/11 @7:30

Tickets $18

In this fiercely romantic drama, Hannah and Zvi are reunited after divorcing twenty years earlier. Raised in Jerusalem’s ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim, the couple ended their marriage when Zvi turned his back on Judaism and Hannah did not. Now the teenage children from their second marriages have become romantically involved, forcing Hannah and Zvi back into each others’ lives The first-ever full staging in New York of the work of noted Israeli playwright Motti Lerner.

Company bio: Genesis Stage produces works of theater which are relative to the Jewish experience and reflective of the universal human condition. Genesis strives to challenge, enlighten, and entertain Atlanta audiences with world and regional premieres, as well as seldom-seen plays, which investigate the past, reflect on the present and envision the future.