The Sisters Rosensweig

Play

Writers: Wendy Wasserstein

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
1992
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Settings
Contemporary, Unit/Single Set
Time & Place
Queen Anne’s Gate, London, England
Cast Size
medium
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Ensemble Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female, Theatre
Casting Notes

Includes mature adult, adult, late teen, young adult characters

Synopsis

In late August 1991, the Soviet Union was collapsing. Global economic structures were changing, and the head of one a powerful international bank was turning 54 years old. Sara Goode is gathering friends and family to her house in Queen Anne’s Gate, London, to celebrate her milestone. Her younger sister Gorgeous Teitelbaum flies in from Boston, and her youngest sister Pfeni Rosensweig returns from India just in time for the celebration. Add in Sara’s stubborn teenage daughter Tess, Pfeni’s sometimes-boyfriend Geoffrey, and Marv Kant, a faux furrier from New York, and the evening promises to be interesting. The Sisters Rosensweig is a comedic and heartfelt examination of family and faith, driven by three women who are finally--in middle age--reaching the prime of their lives.

Lead Characters