July 25, 1997 |
It took a long time, and many plagues, before the Pharaoh set free the Jews. Later, the Jews themselves displayed a similar inability to learn from their mistakes, while wandering in the desert. The new musical "Mendel & Moses" glances at this theme. Yet the show's creators, Jeremiah and Wendy Ginsberg, find it equally difficult to change their ways--judging from the new production of "Mendel" at the mid-sized Can~on Theatre, after an earlier run at the smaller Century City Playhouse.