Kesselman's The Last Bridge to World Premiere at NJ's George Street

News   Kesselman's The Last Bridge to World Premiere at NJ's George Street Wendy Kesselman, whose adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank received a Tony nomination for Best Revival of a Play, will premiere her newest work, The Last Bridge, at the George Street Playhouse, March 25-April 20.

Directed by GSP Artistic Director David Saint, The Last Bridge concerns the life of Holocaust survivor and ballet dancer Barbara Ledermann, whose fair skin and light hair enabled her to “pass” as a non Jew and leave Amsterdam safely. The play focuses on Ledermann’s last few hours with her family and her relationship with a leader in the underground resistance movement. The cast features newcomers Heidi Armbruster, Patch Darragh, Michael Gillis and Monica West. Leah Kreutzer will choreograph. The creative team for The Last Bridge comprises Riccardo Hernandez (scenic design), Theoni V. Aldredge (costume design), Pat Collins (lighting design) and Christopher J. Bailey (sound design). Playwright Kesselman has also written My Sister in This House; I Love You, I Love You Not and The Juniper Tree, and she is presently working on screen adaptations of “The Spy” and “A Separate Peace.”

The George Street Playhouse is located in New Jersey at 9 Livingston Avenue. Tickets are available by calling (732) 246-7717 or by visiting www.georgestplayhouse.org.