Play Reading and Candle Lighting - Manzulli Boardroom, Foundation Hall
Co-Sponsored by the Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center of Staten Island Wagner College Theater Department
Holocaust Education and Programming Center and Chai Society present
Morgenstern in Vienna - Written by: Alan Goodson Directed by: Mickey Tennenbaum
2016 Stanley Drama Award Finalist
Featuring: Theresa McCarthy, Sarah Rosen, Brian Sgambati and Mickey Tennenbaum
Having fled Vienna in 1938 for America, Samuel Morgenstern has returned and seemingly made peace with his hometown. Suddenly he is besieged by visitors, including his estranged daughter Raizele, a psychologist and divorcee and Joshua, a young Jewish-American journalist. Amid their humorous, torturous and touching efforts to negotiate their relationships, Bubbe, Morgenstern's grandmother murdered by the Nazis, appears and serves homemade chicken soup. The streets outside explode in xenophobic rioting, while inside the apartment a glacier keeps expanding and passions explode in a poignant search for identity in an ever-changing 21st century world.
Light Kosher Dinner. Talk back following the performance with faculty. Free Admission. Reservations: Contact 718-390-3253