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The Wanderers

Full Length, Drama
2 men, 3 women
Total Cast: 5, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-4292-5


MIN. PERFORMANCE FEE: $130 per performance.
THE STORY: Two marriages have seemingly little in common: Esther and Schmuli are Orthodox Jews navigating strictly defined rules and roles, while Sophie and Abe are secular and free to make their own choices. But both couples are growing apart as they strive to balance their individual identities with the families they’ve created. As Esther tests the boundaries of her personal freedom, Abe falls into a correspondence with a movie star that will shake the foundations of his marriage and career. Anna Ziegler’s funny, moving, and thoughtful play asks if following one’s truth is worth it, no matter the cost.

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“This absorbing, twisty, and thoughtful play is the finest play of the year! …In addition to writing with searching depth, Ms. Ziegler can be quite funny… A play of superior quality.” —Wall Street Journal.

“THE WANDERERS is that rare play worth seeing twice, with a plot to ruminate on for a lifetime.” —Washington City Paper.

“THE WANDERERS, Anna Ziegler’s very accomplished, tightly knit Chinese puzzle box of a play…is a treat…for the eyes and the heart.” —The Jerusalem Post.

“…as fine and perfect a piece of theater I’ve seen in many a year. …The script by Anna Ziegler is a revelation, touching on family truths, marriage, and personal histories. …Go see this show. It’s magnificent.” —DC Theatre Scene.