26.04.2022 - 12.06.2022 Events, Performing Arts, Polish-Jewish Relations

The Lucky Star

Produced by: Douglas Denoff presents The Directors Company production
Dates: April 26 – June 12, 2022
Run Time: 2 Hours, 15 Minutes
Intermission: Yes, included in run time.
Theater: 59E59 Theaters
59 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022 

By Karen Hartman
Directed by Noah Himmelstein
Schedule and tickets

With Skye Alyssa Friedman, Danny Gavigan, Nina Hellman, Eva Kaminsky, Alexa Shae Niziak, Mike Shapiro, Alexandra Silber, Steven Skybell, Sky Smith, Dale Soules, Eliza Foss, Rachel Handler and Noah Zachary.

Like so many great mysteries, it all began in an attic with a dusty old suitcase… The discovery of a stash of over two hundred letters in three languages opens clues to an untold history in THE LUCKY STAR — a gripping true story of resilience and determination, a family torn apart by war, fighting to immigrate, escape and survive. With scenes alternating between past and present, this mesmerizing drama brings Richard Hollander’s book, Every Day Lasts a Year: A Jewish Family’s Correspondence from Poland to the stage, restoring a family’s uncharted legacy.

Part of 59E59 Theaters VOLT Festival 2022: celebrating the work of Karen Hartman.


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