It is the 1970's in New York City and Raisel ("Bubbie"), a former star of the Yiddish Theatre, is now living with her daughter Red and her granddaughter Jenny. Jenny is desperate to know about her Bubbie's past - especially her life in pre-World War II Poland. Red, a television comedy writer, does not want her daughter to be burdened with the dreadful memories of that horrific era, and most importantly, does not want to remember her own childhood in Warsaw. Through an often funny, sometimes painful journey through their collective history, the women strive to build a bridge between them that will serve as a soulful foundation for generations to come.
Leonard Foglia directs the world premiere of Laughing Matters, a new musical eaturing book and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart, with music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler.