St. Louis Jewish couples spill their secrets to long, happy marriages


An image from ‘Dear Jack, Dear Louise’ at New Jewish Theatre. Photo: Jon Gitchoff

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer

As Jewish Light critic Judith Newmark wrote in her recent review of the New Jewish Theatre’s current production of “Dear Jack, Dear Louise”:

The audiences most apt to appreciate “Dear Jack, Dear Louise” are baby boomers, people whose parents lived through World War Two.

The play focuses on how the characters’ relationship develops during a time before cell phones, texting and email. Luckily this romance has a happy ending.

The same can be said for four St. Louis Jewish couples, who have been married for years and shared their secrets of a long-lasting relationship. The couples all agreed to share their love stories as part of a promotional effort to support NJT, and the “Dear Jack, Dear Louise,” which runs through June 26.

“Dear Jack, Dear Louise”

WHEN: Through June 26

WHERE:  New Jewish Theatre’s Wool Studio Theater in the Jewish Community Center’s Arts & Education Building, 2 Millstone Campus Drive

HOW MUCH: $52.97 – $63.78


Ryan Lawson-Maeske and Molly Diane Burris perform in New Jewish Theatre’s production of ‘Dear Jack, Dear Louise.’ Photo: Jon Gitchoff