Anna Ziegler

Another Way Home

ANOTHER WAY HOME at Magic Theatre
Photo by Jennifer Reiley
ANOTHER WAY HOME at Magic Theatre
Photo by Jennifer Reiley
ANOTHER WAY HOME at Magic Theatre
Photo by Jennifer Reiley
ANOTHER WAY HOME at Theater J
Photo by C. Stanley
ANOTHER WAY HOME at Theater J
Photo by C. Stanley
ANOTHER WAY HOME at Theater J
Photo by C. Stanley
"[Another Way Home is] a laugh-packed serio-comedy that shoves family life under a microscope. The dialogue by playwright Anna Ziegler is ironic, sardonic, poignant, insightful and funny — with each sensation rapidly piling atop the next."

— Marinscope

plot synopsis

Let the Nadelmans help you find Another Way Home in a funny, moving, and uplifting examination of what it means to be a family. While visiting their son at summer sleep away camp, obsessive middle-aged Jewish parents Lillian and Philip are compelled to question everything they thought they understood about their children, their marriage, and their true desires.

select productions

— Theater J, Washington DC, 2016 (Directed by Shirley Serotsky)
— Magic Theater, San Francisco, 2012 (Directed by Meredith McDonough)
— Winnipeg Jewish Theatre, 2016 (Directed by Ari Weinberg)

more press

“Deliciously funny…poignant…beautifully written. Another Way Home is a jewel of a play not to be missed.” — DC Metro Theater Arts

“Home is a moving target in Anna Ziegler’s astute new play… The playwright captures this family, its beauty and its torment so delicately that the well-worn themes of midlife crisis and adolescent angst feel hauntingly true… It’s an insightful memory play that wins us over with its freshness and wit, only to reveal unexpected depths. The playwright etches this family with tenderness but also with bracing honesty so that it’s hard not to see yourself in all of the characters on stage at one moment or another…Ziegler writes for baby boomers as well as she does for teens, which makes all of the members of the Nadelman family win a place in our hearts as they search for Another Way Home.” — San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group

“Engagingly told with flashes of poignant humor, and vividly performed.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Effortlessly gripping….funny and aching in all the right spots….it’s a good one, and splendidly played.” — Washington Post

“With funny moments and plenty of dry, self-deprecating wit, Another Way Home… filters in life’s biggest and most essential questions — ‘Why are we here?’ and ‘What is our purpose?’… Ziegler has captured a lovely moment in the trajectory of the American Jewish family that deals gently but boldly with the existential struggle against alienation.” — Washington Jewish Week

 

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