Two stories run side-by-side. In Paris, the newly elected president of the Czech Republic visits an old friend who left Czechoslovakia twenty years ago and refuses to return, even after the fall of Communism. In the other, a small-town schoolteacher in the Slovak Republic tries to find new freedom and meaning in the so-called new world. She falls in love with a disaffected young American who has come to her town to teach English, and turns to him for help in standing against her alcoholic, desperate husband, and her complacent, fearful school director.
"[Motherland is] deeply relevant...Off-Off Broadway at its best!"
~ Charlie Whitehead
TimeOut New York, March 13-20, 1996
"One of the best new American plays I saw this season was Andrew C. Ordover's Motherland..."
~ Richard Hornby
Hudson Review, Summer 1996