New York City
A fast-paced, darkly comic memory piece reminiscent of Isaac B. Singer’s tall tales, An Impossible Life depicts a man raised in Western Massachusetts on a quest to unravel the mysteries of his family, including the origin of his mother’s mental illness. The play jumps through time and space, with protagonist Leo Polishook prying open generations of Jewish-American history and conjuring the opportunity to question figures from his familial past in an attempt to understand where came from and, by extension, where he is going.
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