https://www.huntingtontheatre.org/whats-on/prayer-for-the-french-republic/ Huntington Theatre
264 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Art, Date Idea, Good for Groups, Shows
Prayer for the French Republic begins in 2016 Paris. The Salomon Benhamou family has worked hard to make Paris into a wonderful home after settling down in the 1870s. But when their son comes home beaten up because he was wearing a yarmulke, they are forced to question their safety and sense of belonging in the country they love. Full of intrepid humor, humanity, and hard decisions, the play jumps between 2016 and the 1940s, following the lives and heated kitchen-table discussions of five generations of family. Prayer is written in the sweeping style of the classics, plus sizzling dialogue and contemporary themes of belonging, evolving relationships with faith, and delicious croissants.