October 19 – November 12
By Sarah Gancher
Directed by Elizabeth Williamson
Approximate Running Time: 95 minutes
with no intermission.
Recommended Ages: 18+
Why is tonight different from all other nights?
Inspired by a true story, Seder is a visceral family drama that weaves together a mother’s mysterious past working for the Hungarian KGB with a daughter’s outrage over the past atrocities. As the family attempts to celebrate its first Passover Seder, a lifetime of dark secrets is unraveled.
Seder: A Jewish ritual service and ceremonial dinner for the first night or first two nights of Passover.
- Hartford Courant: A Family Struggles With Its Dark Past
- Connecticut Jewish Ledger: Conversation with Sarah Gancher
- Shalom Hartford: An Interview with Playwright Sarah Gancher (video)
- New Canaan News: The Many Faces of Mia Dillon
- CT Post: Mia Dillon Savors a Jam-packed Theater Year
- Hartford Courant
- The Westfield News
- Zander Opper
- In the Spotlight
- New Haven Review
- Valley Advocate
- Susan Granger
- Lauren Yarger
- Tom Nissley
Dig Deeper … Suggested Reading to Enhance Your Experience!
Enemies of the People: My Family’s Journey to America by Kati Marton
In this true-life thriller, Marton exposes the cruel mechanics of the Communist Terror State using the secret police files on her parents, as well as dozens of interviews that reveal how her family was spied on and betrayed by friends, colleagues, and even their children’s babysitter. In this moving and brave memoir, Marton searches for and finds her parents and love. Purchase on Amazon.com
Skye Robinson Hillis, William Steinberger
Laura Stanczyk Casting, CSA
Production Stage Manager
Lori Ann Zepp
Assistant Stage Manager
Merrick A.B. Williams
Community Partnership Sponsor:
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford
Production Support Provided by: