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Surviving the Nazis: “I Will Bear Witness”

May 31 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Free

Join us for a very special free in-store performance by George Bartenieff! To reserve your spot, RSVP by emailing us. Spots are limited. Refreshments will be served.

George and his partner, playwright Karen Malpede, Theatre Three Collaborative co-directors, who we’ve known for some time and are long-time Thirst customers, have created a new version of their 2001 one-person drama, “I Will Bear Witness,” for which George won an Obie. Given our current political crisis, the piece is even more relevant NOW. Please support their work here.

Victor Klemperer was a German Jewish professor who kept a secret diary documenting his life in Nazi Germany. He survived the firebombing of Dresden, and the war.

This new forty-minute theater piece is designed for intimate spaces. After we saw it performed in Karen & George’s living room, we decided we had to share it with you. It takes place from the time of Hitler’s election through events following Kristallnacht. Klemperer records in minute detail the manifold reactions of Jewish and Christian neighbors and friends, their shock, despair, rage, and acts of resistance.

Bartenieff’s Klemperer is a riveting presence. His words hit home with astonishing power and relevance, especially given our own lived experience in our uniquely troubled times.

We expect a lively dialogue post-performance that’s meant to build community, strengthen, and energize.

Details

Date:
May 31
Time:
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Thirst Wine Merchants
Phone:
(347) 762-5628
Website:
www.thirstmerchants.com

Venue

Thirst Wine Merchants
11 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Phone:
(347) 762-5628
Website:
http://thirstmerchants.com