Osher and the Infinite Curtain

On his deathbed, Osher found spirit in autoplay—as he was hooked up to oxygen and lost the ability to speak, he watched hours and hours of Kabbalah YouTube. The Kabbalah of anger, forgiveness, of loss. He stopped acknowledging the presence of his daughter, Leye, and his husband, Sender. And then he died. Now, months after his passing, Leye visits the local Kabbalah Center, fueled by a desire to understand this...
On his deathbed, Osher found spirit in autoplay—as he was hooked up to oxygen and lost the ability to speak, he watched hours and hours of Kabbalah YouTube. The Kabbalah of anger, forgiveness, of loss. He stopped acknowledging the presence of his daughter, Leye, and his husband, Sender. And then he died. Now, months after his passing, Leye visits the local Kabbalah Center, fueled by a desire to understand this change in her father. We travel through time (and web servers) to witness whether Leye and Sender can grapple with the loss of a loved one turned stranger.
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Osher and the Infinite Curtain

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  • Abigail Henkin:
    24 Jun. 2024
    I’m blown away by the beauty and flow of language in this emotional play. I love a smart reimagination of a classic text, and this play updates THE DYBBUK in ways that feel sharp and challenging for our current moment. Its complex approach to spirituality, guilt and redemption should resonate for anyone, especially those facing the loss of a difficult loved one.
  • Liv Fassanella:
    4 May. 2024
    A gorgeous, haunting piece. I will be thinking about it for years to come!
  • Audrey Lang:
    17 Dec. 2022
    A fascinating play that draws you into the world of Jewish mysticism, learning about Kabbalah as the characters do in a unique and compelling way. I loved getting to read about two queer Jewish couples in one play, and I loved that the characters and their journey with exploring their spirituality felt familiar to my own Jewish journey and some of the people in it. I'm excited to see this play continue its development and to delve further into Elise Wien's work! #BAPF46

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