Feb

25 2017

Playreading of "The Soap Myth"

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612
949-553-3535 (Phone)
949-553-4034 (Fax)
elarkins@universitysynagogue.org
http://www.universitysynagogue.org/

Contact Elaine Larkins
949-553-3535 (Phone)
949-553-4034 (Fax)
elarkins@universitysynagogue.org
http://www.universitysynagogue.org

$ Cost $ 25.00

Ed Asner (“Mary Tyler Moore,” “Lou Grant,” “Up”) and Tovah Feldshuh (“Golda’s Balcony,” “Holocaust” and “Law and Order”) will perform the critically acclaimed reading of Jeff Cohen’s play “The Soap Myth.” More than a half century after World War II, at the desperate urging of a passionate survivor, a young investigative reporter finds herself caught between numerous versions of the same story and trying to separate fact from fiction. Did the Nazis make soap from the corpses of their murdered Jewish victims? The play questions who deserves the right to write history — those who have lived it and remember, those studying and protecting it, or those seeking to distort its very existence? What responsibility should others take once they know the truth. Recently performed at Lincoln Center in New York, Ed Asner’s performance has been reviewed as the greatest of his career.

 

Multi-award winning actor Ed Asner and multi-award nominee Tovah Feldshuh will perform a dramatic reading of the highly regarded play “The Soap Myth.”  Did the Nazis make soap from the corpses of their murdered Jewish victims? The play questions who deserves the right to write history — those who have lived it and remember, those studying and protecting it, or those seeking to distort its very existence? What responsibility should others take once they know the truth. 

Sponsor: University Synagogue