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Millennium Approaches: Act I, scene 1

It is late-October, 1985, and Rabbi Isidor Chemelwitz stands alone next to a small coffin, conducting the funeral service for Sarah Ironson. In his eulogy for the deceased, he describes her as a caring, devoted wife and mother who traveled from Eastern Europe to America to make a home for herself and the Jewish people in "the melting pot where nothing melted." Rabbi Chemelwitz says Sarah was "the last of the Mohicans," and warns that soon, "all the old will be dead."

Millennium Approaches: Act I, scene 3

Joe's wife, Harper, spends her days alone, often in a haze from sedatives she takes, and longing for a closer relationship with her husband, who is drifting further and further away from her. This scene begins with Harper sitting at home, listening to the radio, and talking to herself. She fantasizes about the ozone layer, and what...

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