BASED ON HOLOCAUST POETRY BY WILLIAM HEYEN

January 24, 2019 to February 03, 2019

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30PM; Saturdays and Sundays at 2PM

This performance will take place in the Studio Theater.

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE AND DIRECTED BY JUNE PRAGER

Never Forget!  Never Again!

In this one-hour poetic drama, a man, an American of German descent, looks back on his ancestral past and tries to make sense of it. He encounters embodiments of the Holocaust: a Nazi soldier, an elderly caretaker, a Jewish survivor, among others.  A visitor into the collective unconscious, he takes us to places most of us would like to forget. This play about survival and cruelty is particularly relevant today when quests for power and the ease of prevarication and justification are rampant.

We are experiencing the polarization of America, along with the rise of anti-Semitism across the globe, resulting in an increase of attacks, verbal and physical, against Jews, Muslims, and immigrants. The testimonials for Distant Survivors speak to the power of theatre to deepen our understanding of “the Other” and create a spark towards dialogue and communion.

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