Think of it as "thirtysomething" doubled. The characters are twice as old. The material is twice as good.
"Yiddish," tonight's installment of PBS' "American Playhouse" at 9 on MPT (Channels 22 and 67), is about a married man and a married woman, both in their late 60s, who fall in love with each other.
Intellectually, the feelings, the affair and the relationship seem to go against all odds. But it all makes perfect sense to the heart, when the man, Velvil Finkelstein (Harold Gould), says to the woman, Genendel Goldfarb (Tresa Hughes), "Do you want to be in love one more time before you die?" The hour-long play is full of moments and lines like that.