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THE OBLIGATION by Roger Grunwald Directed by Nancy Carlin

Added by evvnt_Platform on 2017-09-03

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2017-10-12
Last Date Last Day: 2017-11-12
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2017-10-12

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: David Hyry
Email Email:
Address Address: Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94107, United States
Phone Tel: 415 441-1992

Conference Description:

With drama & humor, The Obligation asks: Who decides what culture, race and ethnicity mean? What is identity? Why do we demonize "the other"?
Thurs & Sun, Roger Grunwald hosts post show talk-backs.

A Jewish-American comedian, an Auschwitz survivor, a half-Jewish German soldier and an SS General explore the dark history of their/our world in the theatrical premiere of The Obligation, a one-person show written by and starring Roger Grunwald and under the direction of Nancy Carlin. Through drama and humor, The Obligation explores little-known aspects of The Holocaust and the post-war survivor experience and asks: Who decides what culture, race and ethnicity mean? What is identity? Why do we demonize "the other"?

The play's central story revolves around the life of Schmuel Berkowicz, a Polish Jew from Bialystok. It's a story of innocence and boyhood crushes - survival and liberation. In addition to Schmuel and the SS officer, the play's two other main characters are Christoph Rosenberg, a German half-Jew who was a First Lieutenant in Hitler's army and The Chorus, a Groucho Marx-esque American-Jewish comedian-cum-social critic who leavens the drama by probing the boundary between the absurd and the horrific.

On Thursdays and Sundays, following the performance, Roger Grunwald will host talk-backs to dialogue with the audience about the play and its meaning in today's world.

Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Theatre.

Conferences | Government & Social Sector.
Conferences | Education | Education.

Artists / Speakers: Roger Grunwald, Nancy Carlin.

Reserved1: USD 26,
Reserved2: USD 56.
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