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The Juniper Tree

The Juniper Tree written by Timothy Taylor is a moving and compelling story delving into the secret pain that is often just under the surface of family relationships. Anger, resentment, bitterness and regret can destroy lives and rip families apart. Most people long for restoration but few know where to begin. The Juniper Tree is a story to be experienced with the hope it can and will inspire families to begin restoration. There always is hope for restoration!

The story is set in Indianapolis, 1968. Three women – three generations of one Jewish-American family – look back on the first decades of the twentieth century, and struggle with the signs and ghosts of the past. Racism, prejudice, anger and fear have threatened to destroy them, but bonds can never be broken.

Susan Bennett returns on stage with a moving portrait of one family, set against Indianapolis’ own diverse history.

The Juniper Tree premiered at The Indy Fringe Festival 2016.

What the bloggers/critics were saying:

Bennett amplifies the characters skillfully —Jay Harvey

Susan Bennett does an admirable job fully forming the characters into believable women and not just the stereotypes that they could have easily lent themselves to becoming.—Wendy Carson

 A great show to watch with family and then discuss your own family’s past, Drama worth watching–Amelia Barnes