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Start Date: 4/27/2019Start Time: 7:30 PM
End Date: 4/27/2019End Time: 9:00 PM
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Presented with Blessed Unrest Theater and Teatri Oda of Kosovo 

April 25 - May 11, 2019
Rose Nagelberg Theatre


A deathbed confession launches a young Jewish woman on a journey of discovery to a remote Albanian village. What she finds reveals both the truth of her family’s escape and those who risked everything to provide them with refuge. 

NYC-based Blessed Unrest teams up with Teatri Oda from Kosovo for this world-premiere play based on real events. During World War II, thousands of Jewish refugees were harbored by families in Albania, most of them practicing Muslims. Despite Nazi occupation, no Jews were taken to internment camps from Albania and it was the only country in Europe with more Jews at the end of the war than at the beginning. Refuge will shine light on this little-known history, with the current backdrop of the refugee crisis in Europe and our own nation’s attempts to close our doors to refugees and migrants.

“At its best, independent theater is inventive, emotional, inspiring and has the ability to transform the atmosphere in a room full of people. In the several years I have been attending shows by Blessed Unrest, they have never ceased to amaze.” – NY Theatre Now

Post-Show Talkback - Monday, May 6
Refuge in Context: Displacement and Narrative During the Holocaust
A post-show discussion on the refugee crisis in Europe during World War II exploring the relevance of Jewish and Muslim stories today. Featuring Jessica Lang, Professor of English and Director of Jewish Studies at Baruch; Debra Caplan, Assistant Professor of Theatre at Baruch and author of Yiddish Empire: Jews, Theater, and the Aesthetics of Itinerancy; and Elidor Melhili, Assistant Professor of History at Hunter, and author of From Stalin to Mao: Albania and the Socialist World. Moderated by Jessica Burr, co-director of Refuge.

Tickets $16-$36

received generous support from the Mills-Tannenbaum Foundation with additional funding from the Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center.


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