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From the meticulous diary of a librarian, playwright Joshua Sobol combines fact and fantasy to tell the tale of a theater group formed in Vilna, Lithuania, during the Holocaust. A ventriloquist whose bravery only finds a voice in his puppet; an entrepreneur who profits from his work for the Nazis; a leader who must choose who shall die so that others may live . . . through each of the more than 20 characters, Ghetto explores the relationship between art and atrocity, between strength and cowering. Directed by Daniel Cantor, this story of spiritual resilience depicts how the struggle for a simple physical existence may be buoyed by the creative force.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Ethel M. Barber Theater at Northwestern University, Chicago