Midwest Premiere of A SPLINTERED SOUL Set for Stage 773, 4/20-5/29
Chicago will host the Midwest premiere of Alan Lester Brooks' gripping post-World War II drama A SPLINTERED SOUL, directed by Keira Fromm and presented by ARLA Productions. A SPLINTERED SOUL will play April 20 - May 29, 2016 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.stage773.com, in person at the Stage 773 Box Office or by calling (773) 327-5252. The press opening is Saturday, April 23 at 8 pm.
Set in San Francisco in 1947, a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors arrive from Poland, aided by the American Jewish community. Haunted by the death of their loved ones, they are haunted more by what they did to survive. Rabbi Kroeller (Craig Spidle), a resistance fighter who lost his family, makes it his mission to protect the survivors at all costs. But he discovers determining right from wrong is more complicated in the new world.
Comments Director Keira Fromm, "I think we've grown accustomed to one particular kind of Holocaust story. However, this production grabbed me because it's a play that deals with an often unseen aspect of the Holocaust experience - the collision of European Jews with American Jews in the wake of the war. I find that very compelling. It also taps into the current refugee crisis making it both a topical and vital piece theater."
The production team for A SPLINTERED SOUL includes: Brian Sidney Bembridge (scenic and lighting design), Mieka van der Ploeg (costume design), Christopher Kriz (sound design), Ari Clouse* (stage manager), Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman (dramaturg), Aaron Shapiro (production manager), Christopher Pazdernik (company manager), Dana Black (asst. company manager) and Alex Weisman (casting director/assistance director).