Love is Hard

Motti Lerner’s Hard Love tells a story that’s part Lifetime movie of the week (young couple’s marriage falls victim to issues of faith and religion) and part After School Special (Oh, no! Our kids from our second marriages have met and fallen in love!). But Lerner’s intelligent drama rises above the clichés of either of those storylines, unwinding its complex, real-life tale with grace and good nature.

The Arizona Jewish Theatre Company production is directed by the company’s artistic director, Janet Arnold.

Thu., Oct. 28, 7 p.m.; Fri., Oct. 29, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 31, 2 & 7 p.m.; Thu., Nov. 4, 7 p.m.; Fri., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.; Sat., Nov. 6, 3 & 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 7, 2 p.m., 2010
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Robrt L. Pela has been a weekly contributor to Phoenix New Times since 1991, primarily as a cultural critic. His radio essays air on National Public Radio affiliate KJZZ's Morning Edition.
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