First Cut

First Cut

Manchester, UK. 1984. New Romantic idealism has replaced the Punk anger and trainee doctor Caroline Solomon has fallen in love with a ‘gentile’. Even worse, he’s an unemployed actor who has a phobia of operations. Can mild-mannered Chris Batty convert to Judaism and win the love of Caroline’s Orthodox parents…all without being circumcised? Probably not, but the play details the tortuous conversion process necessary for Chris to be accepted in the eyes of the religion elders. However, as Chris discovers, there are more profound scars to endure than the ultimate threat to his manhood. Family secrets and repressed emotions are unleashed in this off-beat ‘serious comedy’ when “doing the right thing” is just not good enough.

Written by Lloyd Peters (UK)

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