Israeli Stage presented the New England Premiere of Hard Love, followed by a Q&A with playwright Motti Lerner, as part of its 2013-2014 Season, February 23rd, 2014. A pre-show cocktail reception was held for members of Israel360.org, thanks to the generosity of CJP. Photo credit: Alena Kuzub.
DIRECTOR: Melia Benussen, OBIE Award Winner
FEATURING: Dakota Shepard and Mark Cohen
MOTTI LERNER ON HARD LOVE: “Hard Love is a play about doubt and faith, about agnosticism and heresy. Above all it’s about love. In the summer of 1979 I was living in Jerusalem in a corner of the ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim neighborhood…” read more at ynetnews.com
The Arts Fuse: “Both Dakota Shepard and Mark Coehn are actors of considerably range and nuance and director Bensussen has elicited far more from this reading than I have often seen in finished productions….” more at ArtsFuse.org
The Boston Globe: “Playwright and screenwriter Motti Lerner was at the Goethe-Institut Boston on Sunday for two sold-out Israeli Stage performances of his play Hard Love…” more at BostonGlobe.com