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Family and faith set to simmer at Ruskin's 'Face in the Reeds'
Family and faith set to simmer at Ruskin's 'Face in the Reeds'

I hadn’t even started this review of Ruskin Group Theatre’s Passover dinner play, “The Face in the Reeds,” and I already felt guilty — which speaks at least to the authenticity of Robin Uriel Russin’s new dramedy about a dysfunctional contemporary Jewish family trying to navigate the rituals of a seder without coming apart at the seams. Despite some reliance on stereotyped shorthand, Russin and director Sarah Figoten Wilson believably show how these characters mercilessly — and noisily — prod and poke one another’s emotional sore spots at every opportunity. Even before sparks start flying, we’re prepped for culture clash by Amy...

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