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Baruch Performing Arts Center

Presented with Blessed Unrest Theater and Teatri Oda of Kosovo 

April 25 - May 11, 2019
Rose Nagelberg Theatre

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We received generous support from the Mills-Tannenbaum Foundation with additional funding from the Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center.A deathbed confession launches a young Jewish woman on a journey of discovery to a remote Albanian village. What she finds reveals both the truth of her family’s escape and those who risked everything to provide them with refuge. 

NYC-based Blessed Unrest teams up with Teatri Oda from Kosovo for this world-premiere play based on real events. During World War II, thousands of Jewish refugees were harbored by families in Albania, most of them practicing Muslims. Despite Nazi occupation, no Jews were taken to internment camps from Albania and it was the only country in Europe with more Jews at the end of the war than at the beginning. Refuge will shine lighton this little-known history, with the current backdrop of the refugee crisis in Europe and our own nation’s attempts to close our doors to refugees and migrants.

“At its best, independent theater is inventive, emotional, inspiring and has the ability to transform the atmosphere in a room full of people. In the several years I have been attending shows by Blessed Unrest, they have never ceased to amaze.” – NY Theatre Now

Box Office:212-352-3101

April 25, 2019 at 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Ave (25th St betw 3rd & Lex)
New York, NY 10010
United States
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Colleen Verbus

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