A rabbi and a female student help each other rediscover faith and hope in war-torn Germany in Ron Elisha's Two. The award-winning Australian play gets its New York premiere from the Aulis Collective for Theater and Media, Oct. 4-28. Opening night is Oct. 11.
Directed by the five-year-old company's artistic director, Bernice Rohret, the production stars Mark Hammer and Tibor Feldman, who alternate in the role of Rabbi Chaim Levi. The rabbi is eking out a living as a piano teacher after losing his entire congregation in World War II. Irene Glezos plays the mysterious Anna, who comes to him for Hebrew lessons. The pair end up helping each other reconcile the ghosts of their past.
Hammer played Creon in the Broadway production of Medea starring Diana Rigg; Feldman has performed with the Hypothetical Theatre Company and Music Theatre Group; and Glezos appeared at the Long Wharf in In the Heart of America.
The design team consists of Galina Kuznetsova (scenic), Elizabeth Bourgeois (costume) and Robert Henderson (lighting). An original score, composed by James Matheson, will be performed live by onstage musicians.
Performances ar at Intar 53, 508 W. 53rd St. Tickets are $15 to $19. For tickets, call (212) 206-1515. — By Diane Snyder