Orthodox teens and lifelong best friends Zalmy and Shmuel are intent on saving the world, one mitzvah at a time. But when a curious outsider draws Zalmy into the forbidden secular pleasures of 1990s New York City, Shmuel must do everything in his power to keep their dreams intact or risk losing his friend forever. This play, which takes place in Manhattan and Brooklyn in 1991, is a funny and heartwarming ode to the turbulence of youth, the universal suspicion that we don't quite fit in, and the faith and friends that see us through.

Production Artists


Jennie Ward (Director) returns to Six Points Theater where she previously directed Chanukah in the Dark, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother and What I Thought I Knew. She directed and assistant directed at Playwrights’ Center, Guthrie Theater, Jungle Theater, and St. Croix Festival Theater. Jennie directed and taught in Chicago, New York City, and Boston. Locally, she taught at the University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Acting Conservatory, Hamline University, and St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists. As the Managing Director At the Center For Performing Arts in Minneapolis, she helped produce radical and rigorous development opportunities for performing artists. She earned her MFA in Directing from Harvard.


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