Balkan Memories

Name Day, Jovanka Bach's moving portrait of two Serbian families living in the United States, is a lesson in how not to deal with the past. The play focuses on two women, one of whom is incapable of living in the present because she is so obsessed with a moment in time that can never be changed, and another who has spent her entire life trying to forget that exact same moment. Mikel Sarah Lambert stars as Kara Mitor, a Serbian who, with her husband Velko, immigrated to California after World War II. The Mitors have one son, Michael, who at the beginning of the play announces to his parents that he is engaged. It turns out that his fianc

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