The issue of marriage equality couldn't be more timely and controversial, but we doubt anyone has ever previously debated it in song. The musical My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding
takes the hot-button topic and renders it tuneful. David Hein (with his wife, Irene Sankoff) wrote this musical for his own mother -- the story mirrors her real-life experience with coming out, honestly and publicly acknowledging her sexuality, rediscovering her faith and last but not least marrying her Wiccan partner. Marriage is a covenant honoring the true and deep connection between two human beings, and MMLJWW explores that sacred, life-affirming ceremony. The musical also hews to a thoroughly universal theme of the effort -- and, often, pure luck -- it takes to find true, fulfilling love, regardless of your partner's gender. The New Jewish Theatre presents the wedding of the season at the Wool Studio Theatre at the Jewish Community Center (2 Millstone Campus Drive, Creve Coeur; 314-442-3283 or www.newjewishtheatre.org
). Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday (May 7 through 30); there is a 2 p.m. show only on Sunday, May 31. Tickets are $36 to $40.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 & 7 p.m.; Sun., May 31, 2 p.m. Starts: May 7. Continues through May 30, 2015