The Bride and the Brothel • 2001
This play is a musical adaptation of Sholem Asch's "God of Vengeance". It centers around a Jewish family: Yankl, the owner of a brothel, his wife Sorre, a former prostitute, and their sheltered daughter, Rivkele, who all live upstairs from Yankl's immoral family business. Yankl commissions a Torah scroll (Holy Scriptures) to be placed in Rivkele's bedroom hoping that by this act, God will help him to keep his daughter chaste. Meanwhile, Rivkele has fallen in love with the prostitute Manke. When Yankl discovers his daughter has entered the world he tried to spare her from, the play spirals into a tragedy with terrible consequences for all.