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From Door to Door, a bittersweet comedy retracing the evolution of Jewish-American womanhood through 65 years of the 20th Century, is a procession of clichés spread over 80 minutes. But if the current production at Broward Stage Door doesn’t have much vibrancy or energy, it admirably underscores that beneath tropes lies truth.
Jews honor a direct bond with their forebears stretching across 6,000 years. That cornerstone of Passover also underlies James Sherman’s The God of Isaac, enjoying an enthusiastic and effective revival at Broward Stage Door. But the search for roots makes the show relatable to anyone living in this nation of immigrants.
From Door to Door, James Sherman’s generational play at West Boca Theatre Company, that’s a mix of past and present is a brilliant paean to family life, and a heartfelt portrayal of the bond between mothers and daughters, .
There’s a reason, as seen in Broward Stage Door’s revival, that Beau Jest has survived for so long. . Despite a sentimental mechanical finale and humor so vaudevillian you can hear the rim shots, James Sherman’s may be script may be formulaic but it’s also truly funny, especially when enhanced by the skills of star Matthew William Chizever and director Michael Leeds.