Some Gems, Room to Grow
By Carrie Stern
There is much to admire and, as they say in school, “things that need work” in Jonah Bokaer’s collaborative Anchises, which ran last week at the Abrons Art Center in Manhattan.
Set during the Troy Wars, this nearly forgotten story tells how the half-mortal hero Aeneas (son of Aphrodite) carried his father, Anchises, from the ashes on his shoulders. For Bokaer, this story embodies the tender and sometimes fraught relationship between old and young.