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WORLD PREMIERE “THE BOOK OF JOSEPH”

  • Chicago Shakespeare Theater On Navy Pier 800 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL, 60611 United States (map)

WORLD PREMIERE THE BOOK OF JOSEPHз 9 січня до 5 березня. Квитки від $38.

Every family has its secrets. Richard Hollander’s remained in an unopened suitcase for fifteen years after the death of his parents. Inside, he found a collection of Swastika-stamped letters written during World War II by a family he never knew—his late father Joseph’s mother, three sisters, their husbands and children. Unable to convince the family to leave Poland, Joseph escaped to the United States where he fought to save his family from annihilation at the hands of the Nazis, and to avoid deportation and death himself.  Richard collected his family’s letters in his book, Every Day Lasts A Year, the inspiration for this frequently chilling, often humorous, and always deeply moving drama, staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. We come to know three generations—their hopes, fears and fates revealed—in a compelling journey of the human family and the primal need to understand those who came before.