The Play Address Unknown
For the “Yom Hashoah” month events, this is a great way to have this unique play for your Jewish community!
The Play – This Israel-staged adaptation of Kressman Taylor’s classic “Address Unknown”, (in Hebrew – “Ma’an Lo Yadua”), is the identical production by the Kibbutz Theatre Company (KTC), which has already been performed nearly 200 times in Israel, 5 times during a pilot-tour of North America in February 2007 and 7 times during the 2nd tour in March/April 2008.
The Story– With remarkable power and economy, the story recounts the breakup of a friendship between a Jewish art dealer in San Francisco and his German business partner, after the latter returns to Germany in 1932. The story is told solely through their letters and we follow how the bedrock of affection and respect between the friends erodes under the weight of Nazism’s rise and the spread of hatred.
The Production– This production was studio-filmed by Israel’s Public TV Channel 1 and screened during prime viewing time on Holocaust Remembrance Day. It lasts just over one hour and is performed by two actors in a single unchanged scene with minimal staging props. The dialog is in Hebrew and is accompanied by electronic surtitles in English. The performance is followed by a discussion with the audience. This play is suitable for the general public and also for university, day school and high school students.