A sharply funny, unflinchingly honest new play about the stories we choose to believe, the compromises we can’t avoid and the hurt only our nearest and dearest can inflict.
From the producers: In the final months before 9/11, liberal Jewish studies professor Michael Fischer has reunited with his two sisters to celebrate their father's 75th birthday. Each deeply invested in their own version of family history, the siblings clash over everything from Michael’s controversial scholarly work to the mounting pressures of caring for an ailing parent. As destructive secrets and long-held resentments bubble to the surface, the three negotiate—with biting humor and razor-sharp insight—how much of the past they’re willing to sacrifice for a chance at a new beginning. "If I Forget" tells a powerful tale of a family and a culture at odds with itself.
Author Steven Levenson's plays include "The Language of Trees," "Seven Minutes in Heaven." "Retreat," "Almost Stuck" and "Girls Day." Levinson was a writer for the Showtime series "Masters of Sex," as well author of the book for the Broadway hit "Dear Evan Hansen."
The cast of the drama features Maria Dizzia ("Orange is the New Black"), Kate Walsh ("Grey's Anatomy"), Jeremy Shamos ("Noises Off"), Larry Bryggman, Tasha Lawrence, Seth Steinberg and Gary Wilmes. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs.
What's the Roundabout? One of the great nonprofit dreadnoughts of the New York theater scene, the Roundabout has three Broadway venues and an Off-Broadway stage in midtown. Prominent artists are usually engaged, significant work is usually done, and even at the smallest of the theaters, the work has the uniform quality that one would expect from such a large and prominent shop. More here.