Thursday, March 26, 2009
"Irena's Vow" on Broadway
"Irena's Vow" is now on Broadway at the
beautiful Walter Kerr Theatre. I designed the costumes for this
production which opens this Sunday night March 29, 2009.
Tovah Feldshuh is playing Irena on Broadway in a performance in which she shifts from an old woman narrating her own story to flashback scenes as an 18-year-old Polish Catholic teenager
Featuring a cast of ten, Irena's Vow is a riveting, life affirming story about one of wartime's most courageous and unsung heroines. During the Nazi occupation of Poland, Irena Gut Opdyke was forced to work as head housekeeper for a very prominent German major. Over a two year period of service, Irena would be confronted with the choice to protect twelve Jewish refugees who secretly fell under her care. This is the extraordinary true story of one woman's choice and the twelve lives that would live or die by her decision.