Part of NATIONAL JEWISH THEATER FOUNDATION –
HOLOCAUST THEATER INTERNATIONAL INITIATIVE –
REMEMBRANCE READINGS 2017 in Honor of ELIE WIESEL
SAN DIEGO (March 29, 2017)—The Old Globe is proud to participate in the National JewisTheater Foundation – Holocaust Theater International Initiative – Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel. The Globe will present a reading of Anda’s Love by Joshua Sobol, directed by the Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, featuring Globe favorites Tovah Feldshuh (Golda’s Balcony) and Natacha Roi (The Winter’s Tale), with Talley Beth Gale (M.F.A. student in The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program) reading stage directions. Translated from the Hebrew by Roland Rees and Sobol, adapted for American audiences by Edelstein, the reading will take place on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m. on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets are currently available for subscribers and donors and go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 11 at 12:00 noon. Tickets are $15.00 for the general public and $10.00 for subscribers, donors, students, and groups. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
From Israel’s most prominent living playwright comes the first English-language reading of a moving drama about the ongoing legacy of the Holocaust. 2002: As violence continues to shatter lives in Israel and the Occupied Territories, Petra, a German war correspondent still reeling from a recent tragedy, visits Anda in her Tel Aviv flat. The two strangers talk into the night over coffee and cognac and discover a surprising and deep bond between them, dating back to World War II.
“The Globe is honored to commemorate a tragedy by joining our sister theatres around the country in this special series of Holocaust Remembrance Day Readings,” said Edelstein. “We believe that the theatre has a unique ability to help us comprehend events and experiences that defy understanding, and with anti-Semitic and other hate crimes on the rise worldwide, such
THE OLD GLOBE – Remembrance Reading 2017 – Anda’s Love comprehension is needed more than ever. Joshua Sobol is not only one of the world’s great playwrights, but his is one of the world’s most powerful voices of conscience. It is an honor to have his work on our stage, especially as interpreted by our friends, the great Tovah Feldshuh and Natacha Roi. We look forward to sharing Anda’s Love with the community.”
National Jewish Theater Foundation – Holocaust Theater International Initiative at University of Miami Miller Center Remembrance Readings is composed of simultaneous events drawing upon the power of theatre to honor Holocaust victims and survivors. This effort will stimulate an appreciation of how the art of theatre can and must be used as a tool to deepen the understanding of the Holocaust and its lessons in contemporary society.