If I Forget at the Laura Pels Theatre
The Laura Pels Theatrehttp://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/If-I-Forget.aspx
111 West 46th Street
From Steven Levenson, acclaimed writer of Roundabout’s The Language of Trees and The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin, comes If I Forget, 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.
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.
First Preview: February 2, 2017
Opening: February 22, 2017
Closing: April 30, 2017
Cover: (l. to r.) Jeremy-Shamos, Kate-Walsh, and Maria-Dizzia in ‘If I Forget;’ photo: Joan Marcus.