Irena's Vow to Be Taped for Lincoln Center Archives

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The new Off-Broadway play Irena's Vow, which stars four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh, will be preserved Oct. 29.

The 8 PM performance of the sold-out production at the Baruch Performing Arts Center will be taped for the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Theatre on Film and Tape Archive.

Irena's Vow began previews Sept. 7, opened Sept. 22 and runs through Nov. 2. For those interested in seeing the critically acclaimed play, a cancellation line forms before each performance.

Joining Feldshuh onstage are Sandi Carroll, Tracee Chimo, Steven Hauck, Scott Klavan, Peter Reznikoff, Thomas Ryan, Gene Silvers, John Stanisci and Maja Wampuszyc. Michael Parva directs.

The new play, according to press notes, is "the riveting, life affirming story about one of the most courageous and unsung heroines of World War II. During the German occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke, a Polish catholic, was forced to work as head housekeeper for a very prominent German major. Over a two year period of service, Irena would risk her own life in order to protect the lives of twelve Jewish refugees whom she secretly took under her care. Irena's Vow is the extraordinary true story of one woman's choice and the twelve lives that would ultimately be saved — or lost — by her decision."

The design team comprises Kevin Judge (scenic design), David Castaneda (lighting design), Astrid Brucker (costume design), Quentin Chiappetta (sound design/composer) and Alex Koch (projection design). 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 are Mondays and Wednesdays-Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 3 PM.

Tickets, priced $55, are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or by visiting the Baruch Performing Arts Center box office, located at 55 Lexington Avenue at 25th Street.

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