Playwright/actress Susan Stein is going to be here on Thursday, September 20 to perform her original play, Etty, in Strider Theater. (A description of the performance is below.)
She is also scheduled to have lunch with interested students and faculty on Friday, September 21 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Camp Room, Dana Dining Hall. Please consider joining us for lunch. No reservations necessary–just show up in Dana anytime between noon and 1 p.m. to talk to Susan about the process of researching, writing and performing the play.
Etty by Susan Stein*
September 20 at 7:30 p.m.
*co-sponsored by Jewish Studies
“In what sort of fatal mechanism have we become enmeshed? The answer cannot simply be that we are all cowards?” In 1943, a young Jewish woman named Etty Hillesum learns that she is about to be deported out of Holland. As she prepares for the three-day journey eastward, she digs deep into her soul to understand this piece of history and to root out any hatred or bitterness, believing that humanity is the best and only solution for survival. Playwright/actress Susan Stein’s adaptation of Etty’s diary, directed by Austin Pendleton, is a testament to human grace and dignity. In her gentle yet forthright way, Etty asks us not to leave her at Auschwitz but to let her have a bit of say in what she hopes will be a new world.
“Susan Stein’s performance, under the direction of noted actor, director, and teacher Austin Pendleton, is impeccable.” ~Diana Barth, The Epoch Times
For more information on the show see: www.ettyplay.org