Theatrical Reading with Live Music
Though they never met, Italy’s Primo Levi (1919-1987) and Ukraine’s Vasily Grossman (1905-1964) both wrote pivotal eye-witness accounts of the Holocaust, describing in granular detail the very texture of life and death at Auschwitz and Treblinka, respectively. A Dialogue Between Witnesses features powerful theatrical readings of these two iconic Jewish writers’ texts, with poignant musical underscoring and interludes of original and traditional klezmer music. In a world soon to be without living survivors of the Holocaust, perpetuating the memory of the Shoah will depend greatly on eyewitness testimonies, particularly when rendered in creative and artistic ways. In the evocative interpretations of actor Michael Miranda and Cantor Charles Osborne, and musicians Robbie Grunwald and Drew Jurecka, the drama and painful truth of this dark chapter in human history comes alive in an unforgettably moving performance, compelling contemporary and future audiences to learn, and to never forget.
Presented by the Ashkenaz Foundation, in association with Temple Sinai and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura Toronto.
Tickets and more information: www.ashkenaz.ca
$15 + HST in advance, $20 at door