Theater J & Plays2Gather Presents EIGHT NIGHTS - 6/24/19Monday, June 24 2019 6pm Doors / 7pm Start
Theater J & Plays2Gather Presents EIGHT NIGHTS - 6/24/19
at City Winery The Wine Garden at City Winery
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8 Nights of EIGHT NIGHTS is a series of staged readings of EIGHT NIGHTS, a new play by Jennifer Maisel, on 8 different nights in 8 different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, and to stand with all those who are persecuted on the basis of race or religion the world over.
EIGHT NIGHTS tells the story of the lives that inhabit an apartment from 1949 to 2016. Rebecca, a young Holocaust survivor and refugee, is finally free to start anew in the United States, as she confronts the past that haunts her, alongside her father, husband, friends, daughter and granddaughter.
The play takes place over the eight nights of Chanukah, spanning eight decades of Rebecca’s life, gracefully weaving together heart-aching moments with dark yet life-affirming humor.
The story touches upon not only the story of Jewish Holocaust survivors, but also the global refugee experience, and acknowledges the trauma mirrored in the African-American community, with interned Japanese citizens and the current Syrian crisis.