Come My Beloved
By Em Weinstein
Come My Beloved is a new play about race, intimacy, and Detroit, Michigan. The play chronicles one Friday night in the lives of three Black and Jewish couples, based on one real family: communists Solomon and Sophie (1930s), Noah, a PhD student, and Susan, a classical violinist passing as white (1970s), and Maya and Julia, recently relocated Brooklynites (now). Through glimpses into lives of these three couples, Come My Beloved explores the downfall and resurgence of one of America’s most important cities and the vastly different trajectories of two communities within it.