In observance of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys and the Pasadena Playhouse are partnering for a special staged reading of Righteous, a Holocaust related play, on Monday, April 24 at 7:00pm at the Pasadena Playhouse.
Written by playwright Jeff Cohen, Righteous centers around Eduard Schulte, a prominent German industrialist, who was one of many German citizens who were secretly against Nazism, while his two sons were fighting in the German Army against the Russians. It was Schulte who was first to report to the west of the Nazis intention to murder all of the Jews in Europe and how they were planning to do it. Cohen’s play captures the essence of this unsung hero’s life through the eyes of his granddaughter.
“The Playhouse is honored to partner with the Jewish Federation of the Greater San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys to honor victims of the Holocaust,” says Danny Feldman, Producing Artistic Director of the Pasadena Playhouse. He continues, “We join theaters all over the country in using the power of theater to share their stories.”
“A program like this allows us to experience art and our history together and not just acknowledge it, but commemorate and remember the lasting impact it has had on people’s lives,” explains Jason Moss, Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of the Greater San
Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. “We sometimes forget that we can learn from the past and it is our responsibility to keep the memory of the Holocaust, both the events and the people who were impacted, alive because it shaped our world forever.”
This play, being read by the Jewish Federation’s JFed Players, is being performed in partnership with the National Jewish Theater Foundation’s Remembrance Readings. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by contacting the Pasadena Playhouse box office (626.356.7529).
To learn more about this reading, please contact the Jewish Federation (626.445.0810) or the Pasadena Playhouse (626.356.7529).