Ensemble Theatre (NSW). Director: Anna Crawford.
Brooklyn Boy is a quintessentially New York Jewish play.
Middle-aged Brooklyn born novelist Eric Weiss puts two previous failures behind him when he finally hits the bestseller lists with his semi-autobiographical book about growing up in a Jewish family and neighbourhood.
Weiss has returned to Brooklyn, long left behind him, to visit his terminally ill father in hospital. He has spent his life seeking the approval of his father, an approval only ever gained in a beyond the grave final scene theatrical meeting.