Too Heavy for Your Pocket A powerful and poignant drama about two sisters trying to reconnect after years of separation brought on by the rise of the Nazis. When the two sisters reunite in New York City many years later, Rose is confronted by an older sister who, having survived the horrors of war overseas, now seems nothing more than a stranger. Witness a master class conducted by legendary opera diva Maria Callas. Back to top A hopeful and moving story of loss, love, and the power of faith.
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Too Heavy for Your Pocket A powerful and poignant drama about two sisters trying to reconnect after years of separation brought on by the rise of the Nazis.
When the two sisters reunite in New York City many years later, Rose is confronted by an older sister who, having survived the horrors of war overseas, now seems nothing more than a stranger. Witness a master class conducted by legendary opera diva Maria Callas. Back to top A hopeful and moving story of loss, love, and the power of faith.
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However, when the opportunity to become a Freedom Rider arises, Bowzie leaves his obligations as a husband and friend behind to join the fight against racism in the Deep South. Rashada Dawan stars in the title role as Caroline.
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A Shayna Maidel
Pictured l-r : Emily Berman and Bri Sudia. By Elizabeth Ellis Do we need to revisit historical plays that can be heavy, sad, a downer, a bummer? Recent events in our country show that this is unfortunately true, and while the drama may weigh heavily on us, we need to know the conflict and tragedies, that have brought us to our present. Polish-born patriarch Mordechai Weiss played with overbearing inflexibility by Charles Stransky managed to emigrate to the US and escape the horrors of the Holocaust with his youngest daughter, the then-four-year-old Reizl. While the original plan was for his wife and elder daughter Lusia to join them, Lusia contracted scarlet fever and had to stay behind with her mother.
A Shayna Maidel (A Pretty Girl)
To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions. After previous productions at the Academy Theater in Atlanta, where Ms. The play introduces New Yorkers to a talented dramatist and provides the impetus for two beautifully matched performances, by Gordana Rashovich and Melissa Gilbert as the sisters. The author carefully avoids both sermonizing and sentimentality.
'A Shayna Maidel' at TimeLine is a sister story with surprising power
The trauma merely changes form. You might be watching a story about a trio of Jewish immigrants in New York in , with all the attendant themes of pride and assimilation, honoring the past and moving forward to the present, but you cannot help but think of the common problems faced by all immigrants, all refugees. You blink out from your seat at what Berman and Stalling have created here, and I swear you see a woman carrying a great burden on her shoulders, and so the stakes of the drama rise exponentially. There is no surprise there.
Main Stage Series
There are no ushering opportunities for this event. The setting of the play is the stylish Manhattan apartment of Rose Weiss, the time Although born in Poland, Rose, now in her 20s, came to the United States with her father, Mordechai, at the age of four and is now completely "Americanized. Their ordeal in the concentration camps, which only the sister survived, has brought a burden of guilt to the aging Mordechai and deeply mixed feelings as he awaits the arrival of his elder daughter, Lusia, who has, at last, found her way to America. Distraught, and concerned that she may never be reunited with her young husband, Lusia embraces a series of memories and fantasies which make real the joys and horrors of her life before the war, from which her father and sister were spared.