A Shayna Maidel tells the story of two sisters - one a survivor of Nazi concentration camps, the other brought up as an American - as they reunite in New York in 1946 after years of separation. In the course of a heartrending evening, they achieve the intimacy that transcends the theatrical event. Playwright Barbara Lebow's play is a deeply personalized story of sisterhood, family and a crisis of faith.
A Shayna Maidel will be performed over three weekends in October:
Thursday, October 11; Saturday, October 13; Sunday, October 14
Thursday, October 18; Sunday, October 21
Saturday, October 27; Sunday, October 28
Thursday and Saturday evening performances are at 8:00 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2:00 p.m.
Panel Discussions: A Shayna Maidel focuses on issues of separation and reunion experienced by so many that immigrate to the United States and other countries. To address these issues as they occur in the real world, panel discussions, including experts and immigrants to the U.S., will be held following the October 14 and October 21 matinees:
Sunday, October 14: The Jewish-American Dream Post-World War II
Sunday, October 21: The Current American Immigrant Experience
Saturday, October 27 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Sunday, October 28 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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