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New York City
Thursday 27 January 2022

My Mother’s Courage

Based on the true story of legendary theatre artist George Tabori's memoir of his Jewish mother who managed to escape deportation from Budapest in 1944

Thursday 27 January 2022

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center presented a reading of My Mother’s Courage by George Tabori livestreaming on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network on Thursday 27 January 2022 at 9 a.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -8) / 11 a.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 12 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).

Join the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, New York, for a live zoom reading of George Tabori’s 1979 play My Mother’s Courage on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Based on the true story of legendary theatre artist George Tabori's memoir of his Jewish mother, who miraculously—and in a great act of personal courage—managed to escape deportation in 1944. Elsa, a 55-year-old unwavering Hungarian Jew had remained in Budapest to care for her asthmatic sister after her husband had been incarcerated and her sons had left the country. Finally Else is detained and sent to the rail yard to be deported to Auschwitz—until she confronts a Nazi official and manages to obtain her release. Tabori, a collaborator of Brecht and Hitchcook, is best known for Brecht on Brecht (1961) and The Cannibals (1969). In My Mother’s Courage Tabori subverted traditional narrative form while deconstructing conventional notions of heroism. With Sigrun Schneider-Kaethner (Mother), Thomas Bockelmann (Son). New York adaptation for two actors by Thomas Bockelmann, based on the translation by Jack Zipes.

Followed by a panel discussion with Thomas Bockelmann, Frank Hentschker (Director Segal Theatre Center) and Anat Feinberg, Professor of Hebrew and Jewish literature at the University for Jewish Studies in Heidelberg, Germany (to be confirmed).

In collaboration with Staatstheater Kassel (Germany), Torn Page NY, and Synagogue Center Felsberg (Germany). A full production of the play is scheduled to open in 2022 at Torn Page Space in Chelsea, New York City. The reading is part of National Jewish Theater Foundation NJTF Holocaust Theater International Initiative on Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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