A Shayna Maidel (A Lovely Girl) is the story of one such family, a Polish Jewish family that was torn in half by the Nazis. It focuses on two sisters. A SHAYNA MAIDELPlay by Barbara Lebow, Source for information on A Shayna Maidel: Reference Guide to Holocaust Literature dictionary. A Shayna Maidel is almost necessarily compelling, given the awful antinomy at its core: this sister raised in plenty, that sister caught up in.

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Photo by Lara Goetsch. What if you were separated – by distance and then by the war? How fitting, then, that Timeline Theatre has chosen to revive the drama A Shayna Maidel, which serves as a reminder both of the devastation that faced European Jews in the 30s and 40s and that these horrors did not happen to faceless people; they happened to families. Chicagoland Theater Reviews – Highly Recommended.

Seuss’ The Grinch Fantastic Beasts: Rose is fascinated by the reading of the lists and wants to know more about her past; Mordechai has previously shielded her from any knowledge about her relatives, even her own mother, because he felt that it would cause her too much pain. Rose does not know how to talk to her sister because they are strangers to one another and because Rose cannot comprehend the suffering that Lusia has experienced.

There’s all that history, after all. Chicago Tribune – Highly Recommended ” And her story is powerful. This one-hour post-show panel discussion features experts on the themes of the play.

By Reader staff But equally persistent is our dogged human nature: Barbara Lebow’s play A Shayna Maidel, first produced indramatizes the saga of the Weiss family, Polish Jews whose lives are irrecoverably altered by the Holocaust. Manic Mondays Frances Cocktail Lounge. Although the holocaust is ever-present, an exchange about lists is particularly heart-wrenching, whayna play is about what happened to a pretty girl.

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How do we love people through their trauma? Chicago Reader – Somewhat Recommended. And you know what happens to Mama, Lusia, Duvid, and the baby. It’s a story about grief and guilt, trauma and recovery and family members reconciling in the wake of inconceivable atrocities. But Lebow also wants to make the pain go away.

Lusia recognizes almost immediately her sister’s reluctance to be with her, which adds to the strain in the relationship. Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. Although the Holocaust is ever-present… this play is about what happened to a pretty girl. Read the full review. The Fourth Walsh – Highly Recommended. A Shayna Maidel Photo Gallery.

You’ll leave asking yourself what’s most important to maicel, what you would save and hold on to if the world around you ever crumbled.


The Hawk Chicago – Highly Recommended. There are two kinds of Holocaust narrative, after all: Chicago On Stage – Highly Recommended. Featuring a text display of words and sounds heard during the performance. Picture This Post – Recommended. The Weiss family searches for understanding, forgiveness and love in the aftermath of a genocide.

Chicago Tribune – Highly Recommended. This is absolutely the sort of work that maudel need to champion. More by Kaidel Adler. Into the Spider-Verse Spider-Man: Together, they make up for what their father has missed amid the shaynaa of America: The main reason Rose feels uncomfortable about living with Lusia is her guilt: In Barbara Lebow’s moving play, “A Shayna Maidel”, the war is over and two sisters, one growing up safely in Brooklyn, the other surviving the horrors of the Holocaust in Poland, must try to find a way to connect.


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Stalling brings to theatergoers: But Lebow also wants to make the pain go away. Stalling has infused her maidep with life, authentic humanity and unpretentious sensitivity. Average Rating based on 17 reviews.

‘A Shayna Maidel’ at TimeLine is a sister story with surprising power

s Rose’s older maixel, Lusia, has scarlet fever and can’t travel, so she stays back with Mama. Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Stage and Cinema – Recommended. Mordechai, his wife, and his two daughters were supposed to leave Poland for New York, but before they could leave, Lusia contracted scarlet fever and had to remain in Poland with her mother. The play poses so many questions: Chicago Sun Times – Highly Recommended. Watch the full segment.

Shaynz the way, a shayna maidel is a pretty girl. But what if you and your sister didn’t grow up together? As directed by Vanessa Stalling-who’s really come into her own in the last two years-all the performers are effective and gain our empathy except Stransky, who’s not supposed to be sympathetic.