Written by Anna Ziegler
Orthodox Jews Esther and Schmuli have newly entered into an arranged marriage. Author Abe has entered a secret flirtatious correspondence with movie star Julia without their spouses’ knowledge. Swiveling between the 1970s and present day, The Wanderers is a mysterious new drama that puts a magnifying glass on the complications of love across generations and what it means to be happy.
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“Playwright Anna Ziegler imbues The Wanderers with the sweetness and humor of a romantic comedy and the heartbreak of a tragedy.”— San Diego Jewish World
City Theatre to Stage Anna Ziegler’s Mysterious New Drama ‘The Wanderers’
Playwright peers into the world of arranged Jewish marriages in ‘The Wanderers’
By Toby Tabachnick, Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle
Review: Couples Follow Compelling and Twisty Paths in ‘The Wanderers’ at City Theatre
By Sharon Eberson, onStage Pittsburgh
Sophie’s Choice – a review of “The Wanderers”
by Michael Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant
City’s ‘The Wanderers’ is Brilliant Theater
By C. Prentiss Orr, Entertainment Central
Starting at $32 for adults | $20 tickets for those under age 30 – please call the Box Office to reserve under 30 tickets
PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES
Sarah Goeke (Julia)
Nick Lehane (Schmuli)
Moira Quigley (Esther)
Jed Resnick (Abe)
Allison Strickland (Sophie)
Anne Mundell (Scenic Designer)
Mindy Eshelman (Costume Designer)
Natalie Robin (Lighting Designer)
Jeff Sherwood (Sound Designer)
Patti Kelly (Production Stage Manager)
Clare Drobot (Dramaturg)
ANNA ZIEGLER has written the plays Actually (produced at Manhattan Theatre Club, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Geffen Playhouse, London’s Trafalgar Studios and more; L.A. Ovation Award winner for Playwriting for an Original Play), the widely produced Photograph 51 (directed on the West End by Michael Grandage and starring Nicole Kidman; WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Play; Chicago Tribune’s #1 play of 2019 and a “Best of the Year” play in The Washington Post and UK’s The Telegraph), Boy (Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award nominee), The Wanderers (upcoming at The Roundabout and The Ernst Deutsch Theatre (Hamburg); previously produced at The Old Globe; Theater J; Gesher Theater (Israel); Craig Noel Award winner for Outstanding New Play), The Last Match (Roundabout Theatre Company; The Old Globe; Writers’ Theatre; City Theatre), and A Delicate Ship (New York Times Critic’s Pick). Oberon/Bloomsbury Books has published a collection of her work entitled Anna Ziegler: Plays One; a new collection, Plays Two, is forthcoming. Recent: Photograph 51 at Melbourne Theatre Company and Ensemble Theatre (Sydney); The Great Moment at Seattle Rep (world premiere); Antigones at the O’Neill Playwrights Conference; The Janeiad at Cape Cod Theatre Project and Ojai Playwrights Conference. She is developing television and movie projects with Paramount, Defiant by Nature and Leviathan Productions. Photograph 51 is available on Audible and in Bloomsbury’s Modern Classics series.