In Every Generation

One family. One holiday. Four millennia. The Levi-Katz family celebrates Passover again and again (and again and again) and while times, location, and languages change, traditions stay the same. Over matzah ball soup and (vegan) brisket, the close-knit clan contends with questions of race, religion, and inter-generational trauma. The present echoes the past—and the past the present—as the family repeatedly...
One family. One holiday. Four millennia. The Levi-Katz family celebrates Passover again and again (and again and again) and while times, location, and languages change, traditions stay the same. Over matzah ball soup and (vegan) brisket, the close-knit clan contends with questions of race, religion, and inter-generational trauma. The present echoes the past—and the past the present—as the family repeatedly reenacts the exodus from Egypt, each time asking themselves: must we define ourselves through trauma? Will we ever be free? And why is this night different from all other nights?
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In Every Generation

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  • Nan Barnett:
    16 Sep. 2019
    A gorgeous, lush look at the lives of three generations and the impact of the Holocaust on them. Past, present, and future combine as the story moves back and forth, giving us glimpses of how their love both protects and hinders them. A beautiful play from a writer to watch.
  • Ralph Meranto:
    24 Aug. 2019
    Epic...beautiful....powerful...honest
  • Charles Green:
    12 Aug. 2019
    One of the most moving plays I’ve ever encountered. The depth of historical, Jewish consciousness here is unparalleled, managing to theatricalize both the inherited trauma and the inherited hope of our people in a dramatically nuanced and experimentally bold presentation. There is no sentimentality or stale, normative Judaism in this piece; it is a modern, honest reexamination of our past and a daring, radical look into our future.

Character Information

  • Dev Levi-Katz
    23,
    Chinese-American
    ,
    Female
    Speaks some Hebrew
  • Yael Levi-Katz
    19,
    White
    ,
    Female
    Speaks some Hebrew
  • Valeria Levi
    57,
    White
    ,
    Female
    Speaks Italian
  • Paola Levi
    85,
    White
    ,
    Female
    Speaks Italian and some Hebrew
  • Davide Levi
    87,
    White
    ,
    Male
    Speaks Italian and some Hebrew

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