The 25th Annual Louis and Mildred Resnick Holocaust Memorial Presentation
April 29th @ 7:30
“ETTY” in PARKER THEATRE
A one-woman performance of "Etty," a play adapted and performed by Susan Stein and directed by Austin Pendleton, an Ensemble member of Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
Susan Stein's internationally acclaimed adaptation of the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum, a brilliant Jewish Dutch woman, murdered in Auschwitz , who loved everything about life from sex and strawberry cake to Rilke and Dostoevsky, is performed in a mesmerizing, heartbreaking evening of theatre which powerfully honors its subject.
Etty Hillesum wrote the life she was living -- her loves, her work, her wry sense of humor, and her struggle to sustain humanity in the face of the Nazis' unspeakable brutality. Susan Stein's adaptation of Hillesum's writings and the performance of Etty's words as if they were her own, is not only a unique chance to get to know Etty, but to think again deeply about our own responsibility in a world where the promise of "never again" has yet to be realized.
ADMISSION FREE - Thanks to the generosity of the Theatre Department
Come Early - General Seating
Brought to New Paltz with the generous help of:
Robert Hershkowitz Phyllis Freeman and David Krikun
Joyce ’68 and Mark’67 Lapping Andrea Lurie and Nancy Rosen
Myra and Gerald Sorin Sally and William Rhoads
Carol and Don Roper William Sheeley
Gerald Sorin, Director
The Louis and Mildred Resnick Institute