Israeli Stage to Host Award-Winning Playwright Savyon Liebrecht , 3/20-4/1
Israeli Stage is proud to host award-winning author and playwright Savyon Liebrecht for a two-week residency that will include lectures, Q&A sessions and performances of two World Premieres about Freud and his legacy.
Dear Sigmund and Carl
Synopsis: The play is an exploration of the letters written by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung through their sons' eyes, Ernst and Franz, as they meet in London to discuss the publishing of their fathers' letter exchange.
Director: Guy Ben-Aharon
Synopsis: The play revolves around the women in Sigmund Freud's life and the irregularities of his relationship with his wife, his sister-in-law (with whom he would go on vacation) and his daughter, Anna Freud.
Director: OBIE Award Winner Melia Bensussen
March 26th at 7PM: The Leon and Alice Newton Lecture by Savyon Liebrecht at Boston University's Hillel
March 27th at 7PM: Dear Sigmund and Carl at Brandeis University's Spingold Theatre + Q&A
March 29th at 2PM: Dear Sigmund and Carl at Babson College + Q&A
March 30th at 7PM: Freud's Women at Boston University's Boston Playwrights Theatre + Q&A
March 31st at 8PM: Dear Sigmund and Carl at Babson College + Q&A
April 1st at 4PM: "The Creative Process," a lecture by Savyon Liebrecht at Emerson College
PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP with Babson College (BabsonARTS), Boston University (Jewish Cultural Endowment, Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, Hebrew Program and Modern Languages), Brandeis University (Center for German & European Studies, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies), Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Emerson College (Office of the President, Performing Arts, Institute for Liberal Arts), Goethe-Institut Boston and StandWithUs.
Born in Munich, Germany, in 1948, to Holocaust survivor parents. She studied philosophy and literature at Tel Aviv University and started publishing in 1986. She has received awards for two of her TV scripts, the Alterman Prize (1987), the Amelia Rosselli Prize for Mail Order Women (Italy, 2002) and the Maior-Amalfi Award for A Good Place for the Night (Italy, 2005); as well as Playwright of the Year for her successful plays It's All Greek to Me (2005) and Apples in the Desert (2006). In 2009, she received the WIZO Prize (France)
Photo Credit: Thilot Beu