Chaim’s Love Song

The Lowe Auditorium
17th May to 9th June 2018
Geoff Hickey
Marvin Chernoff

Chaim Shotsky, a retired mailman in Brooklyn, is an American Tevye who tells his life story to Kelly Burke from Iowa.  His exotic tale is rich with vitality.  His friends include a philosophical baker, a Holocaust survivor with many secrets, his son and daughter, a matchmaker to end all matchmakers, movie star pigeons and a host of Israelis.

Chaim’s life story takes us on a journey to discover what and who are valuable in life.

The play starts with Kelly Burke, a displaced Iowan, sitting on a park bench writing in her journal.  But Kelly has settled in the park to which Chaim Shotsky comes everyday to feed his feathered friends.  Eventually, through stories and memories, Chaim brings Kelly into his world.  Once she is there, Chaim leads her to explore the important questions about life, love and the stories we all have to tell.