Feldshuh to Return to the New York Stage in Irena's Vow

News   Feldshuh to Return to the New York Stage in Irena's Vow Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh, most recently on Broadway in Golda's Balcony, will return to the New York stage this fall in the world premiere of Dan Gordon's Irena's Vow.

Tovah Feldshuh
Tovah Feldshuh

Presented by the Directors Company, previews will begin at the Baruch Performing Arts Center Sept. 7 with an official opening scheduled for Sept. 22 at 7 PM. The limited engagement will run through Nov. 2.

Irena's Vow, directed by Michael Parva, will feature a cast of ten; additional company members will be announced at a later date.

The new play, according to press notes, is "is a riveting, life affirming story about one of wartime's most courageous and unsung heroines. During the Nazi occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke was forced to work as head housekeeper for a very prominent Nazi major. Over a two year period of service, Irena would be confronted with the choice to protect twelve Jewish refugees who secretly fell under her care. This is the extraordinary true story of one woman's choice and the twelve lives that would live or die by her decision."

The design team will comprise Kevin Judge (scenic design), David Castaneda (lighting design), Astrid Brucker (costume design) and Quentin Chiappetta (sound design/composer).

Tovah Feldshuh received Tony Award nominations for her work in Golda's Balcony, Yentl, Sarava and Lend Me a Tenor. Her theatre roles have also garnered the actress four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, an Obie and a Theatre World Award.

Show times will be Mondays and Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM.

Tickets, priced $55, are available by visiting Theatermania.com. Tickets will go on sale June 30 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center box office, 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street.

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