By Carey Purcell
11 Dec 2013
The play, which is performed by one dozen graduating students from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, continues through Dec. 14. Portia Krieger directs.
Here's how the production is described: "Set in present-day Budapest, The Place We Built concerns the changes in the city's famed 7th district in the early years of the 21st century, as gentrification squeezes out the last traces of the historic Jewish community that flourished there for generations. A play about, as the author notes, 'how living where we do makes us who we are,' Ms. Gancher wrote The Place We Built, having resided in Budapest for a time starting in 2006. Furthermore, the play is being presented at a time of political crisis in Hungary as a new 'right-wing' regime has fostered a rise in anti-Semitism, homophobia, and anti-gypsy sentiment, while it is shutting down organizations it feels represent political opposition."
Tickets can be purchased by visiting theplacewebuilt.brownpapertickets.com.
Call (212) 533-5500 or visit strasberg.com for more information.