Mother's Keeper

When reading of the biblical book of Ruth, the story of Ruth’s tireless devotion to her widowed mother-in-law, Naomi, immigration probably isn’t the first issue that springs to mind. But in Ruth, a play by Vicki Caroline Cheatwood, the subject is front and center. The play offers a clearly contemporary take on the story of Naomi and Ruth, their journey, their loyalty to one another, their efforts to change history and their definition of home. Ruth director Tim Johnson says, “In their place, the play invites us to consider a far more expansive understanding of our interconnectedness and the responsibility we have to each other.” Ruth opens Friday at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary and runs through June 23, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays with select matinees and extra performances. Tickets are $10 to $25. Visit
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: May 25. Continues through June 23, 2012