Old Friends | The Braid
Inspiring Jewish Stories on Stage (The Braid) • 8m 35s
A happily married wife, mother, and grandmother receives a surprise Facebook message from her first love, a boy who mercilessly dumped her in high school in Mexico because she was “a Jew, and she killed God’s only son.” Devastated, she spent the next several years wishing every bad thing in the universe would happen to him. Eventually she got over him and moved on, though never forgave him. When the sudden chat bubble appears, she contemplates whether to accept his friend request, and discovers she might not be the only one who has changed for the better.
Produced by The Braid/Jewish Women’s Theatre
True story, Drama
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