Utilizing legends, along with Biblical and Shakespearean material — in the style of absurdist theatre and from a contemporary perspective — Edward Einhorn dramatizes and reflects upon the Jewish condition.
In The Golem, the mythic superman that Rabbi Loew creates out of clay to defend the Jews of 16th century Prague from anti- Semitic slaughter, does so without blood-shed — but at the cost of his own life.
In Methuselah, the oldest person who ever lived re-experiences the highlights of his lengthy existence (which the playwright stretches into the present) — denying assumptions that his sexuality has diminished and lamenting that his only claim to fame is his longevity.
Shylock sends off all the stereotypical versions of Shakespeare’s so-called Jewish villain to reveal — through the Bard’s own words (“If you prick us, do we not bleed?”)— a multi-dimensional human being.
One-Eyed Moses and the Churning Sea is a sketch, written and staged within 24 hours for a theater festival, about a woman rabbi’s dream of Moses as a pirate captain in battle with Pharaoh.