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Eight Nights: Staged Reading of a New Play by Jennifer Maisel to Benefit Hias. at the Loft - 4/8

04/08/19 | 6:00PM DOORS / 7:00PM START

City Winery

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212-608-0555

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08-04-2019 12:00:00 08-04-2019 12:00:00 America/New_York Eight Nights: Staged Reading of a New Play by Jennifer Maisel to Benefit Hias. at the Loft - 4/8 | 6:00PM DOORS / 7:00PM START EIGHT NIGHTS tells the story of the lives that inhabit an apartment from 1949 to 2016. Rebecca, a young Holocaust survivor and refugee, is finally free to start anew in the United States, as she confronts the past that haunts her, alongside her father, husband, friends, daughter and granddaughter. The play takes place over the eight nights of Chanukah, spanning eight decades of Rebecca's life, gracefully weaving together heart-aching moments with dark yet life-affirming humor. The story touches upon not only the story of Jewish Holocaust survivors, but also the global refugee experience, and acknowledges the trauma mirrored in the African-American community, with interned Japanese citizens and the current Syrian crisis. Featuring stellar performances by Tony Nominee Jessica Hecht, Amanda Kristin Nichols, Jeffrey Omura, Shayna Small, Peterson Townsend, and Chip Zien. Directed by Drama Desk Nominee Will Pomerantz with the support of the Jewish Plays Project and Bay Street Theater. Casting by Judy Bowman, CSA. 8 Nights of EIGHT NIGHTS is a series of staged readings of EIGHT NIGHTS, a new play by Jennifer Maisel, on 8 different nights in 8 different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh. http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=359177 City Winery City Winery

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EIGHT NIGHTS tells the story of the lives that inhabit an apartment from 1949 to 2016. Rebecca, a young Holocaust survivor and refugee, is finally free to start anew in the United States, as she confronts the past that haunts her, alongside her father, husband, friends, daughter and granddaughter. The play takes place over the eight nights of Chanukah, spanning eight decades of Rebecca's life, gracefully weaving together heart-aching moments with dark yet life-affirming humor. The story touches upon not only the story of Jewish Holocaust survivors, but also the global refugee experience, and acknowledges the trauma mirrored in the African-American community, with interned Japanese citizens and the current Syrian crisis. Featuring stellar performances by Tony Nominee Jessica Hecht, Amanda Kristin Nichols, Jeffrey Omura, Shayna Small, Peterson Townsend, and Chip Zien. Directed by Drama Desk Nominee Will Pomerantz with the support of the Jewish Plays Project and Bay Street Theater. Casting by Judy Bowman, CSA. 8 Nights of EIGHT NIGHTS is a series of staged readings of EIGHT NIGHTS, a new play by Jennifer Maisel, on 8 different nights in 8 different cities, to raise funds and awareness for HIAS in the wake of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh.

Venue Description: Fine wine and dining meets live music and more at this venue founded by Michael Dorf (The Knitting Factory). In addition to music performed in a warm atmosphere, they also offer a wide range of food and wine classes.

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