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On a November night in 1994, a murder was committed in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. In this poignant true-crime story told completely through song, a tight-knit Jewish community gathers to recount, remember, and reckon with the details of what happened in—and to—their town. This wholly original production, written by South Jersey native Matt Schatz, asks what it does to our souls when our leaders fall from grace.

This play was created during the Geffen Playhouse inaugural The Writers’ Room program, in which six Los Angeles playwrights develop new works with the support and guidance of the Geffen Playhouse artistic team. Recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. Major support for this world premiere production provided by the Edgerton Foundation New Play Production Fund.


An interview with playwright & composer Matt Schatz, by Amy Levinson, Geffen Playhouse Associate Artistic Director.

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Performance Information

Running Time
90 minutes, no intermission.

This production contains graphic language, strobe lighting effects, the smoking of herbal cigarettes, and difficult subject matter including domestic abuse and murder. Not recommended to those under the age of 14. Children under 6 years of age will not be admitted.

Please note that post-show talkbacks will not be held for this production.

Gil Cates Theater
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“A delight!” “Schatz proves himself a compelling storyteller.” “A delight!” “Schatz proves himself a compelling storyteller.” “A delight!” “Schatz proves himself a compelling storyteller.”


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