About the play:
Mary Goodman is mourning the loss of her husband after 50 years of marriage. She reflects back on her life as a daughter, wife and mother searching for a vision of her own identity. Shifting back and forth in time from Humboldt Park to Rogers Park to Highland Park, From Door to Door brings new meaning to the prayer, “L’Dor V’Dor” (From Generation to Generation). As it spans 70 years of family history, From Door to Door is a funny, touching tribute to three generations of women in a Jewish Chicago family.
“A little laugh, a little cry, a touch of schmaltz. The plays of James Sherman have heart and skill. And they touch us with their gentle, tried and true sentiment. ”
– Chicago Tribune
“Sherman gets it right. He knows his characters inside and out. Telling their stories with simplicity and elegance, Sherman makes us want to know them too.”
– Chicago Reader
Beth El is proud to support organizations that work on behalf of women in our community and around the world. In honor of Women’s History Month, please take the opportunity to visit tables for Hadassah, National Council of Jewish Women, and more, before and after the program each night to learn about how you can get involved.