"Raising Souls"

"Raising Souls"

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Edith Stein Production - OPENS TONIGHT!

Edith Stein" by Arthur Giron

Directed by Joshua Campbell
***FREE Desserts and Wine on opening night*** 

Minneapolis Minn., February 9th, 2012"Edith Stein" is a stirring and passionate drama that has played to standing room only audiences throughout the United States. Set within the context of a controversial Catholic convent that was established outside the gates of Auschwitz in the 1980s, this play takes us back to Germany during the years following the First World War up until 1942. Based on the true story of Edith Stein who was martyred at Auschwitz, this is a gripping play about the power of faith, family, religious tolerance, mutual respect, and the remarkable triumph of the human spirit against all odds. Edith was a prominent female Jewish intellectual in Germany during the lead up to Hitler's reign of terror. A doctor of philosophy turned atheist and a Medal of Valor recipient during World War I, Edith Stein eventually converted to Catholic-Christianity and left her worldly pursuits behind in order to devote her life to prayer for the Jewish people and her nation in the midst of the Nazi horrors. In 1942 Edith was arrested and subsequently gassed to death at Auschwitz as a result of her Jewish ancestry and her unwillingness to compromise with evil or put others at risk. This play tells the story of her heroic struggle with and stand against the greatest of evils, depicted by a fictional Nazi official. (Two act play w/ intermission. Approx. runtime 110min. Produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.)

"Inspiring." - Northern California Jewish Bulletin "Magnificent theatre." - Valley News Dispatch Presented by the Open Window Theatre, a new 100 seat black box studio theatre in Minneapolis located just a few blocks north of the Basilica of St. Mary near the downtown Hennepin Theatre District. The Open Window Theatre is a non-union professional theatre featuring an intimate and memorable theatre-going experience. Find out more at: www.openwindowtheatre.org

DATES: February 9, 11 & 12; 16-19; 23-26
SHOW TIMES: 7:30pm Thursdays – Saturdays with an additional 2:00pm matinee on Saturday, Feb. 11th. All Sundays @ 2:00pm. (No performance on Feb. 10th). Post-show Q&A discussions are scheduled for opening night, Feb. 9th, as well as Saturday afternoon, Feb. 11th and Sunday afternoon, Feb. 19th.
LOCATION: Open Window Theatre, 1313 Chestnut Ave. #102, Minneapolis 55403 in the Metropolis Minneapolis Building. Free parking is available in the lots off of Linden Ave. W and 15th Street N
TICKETS: $12 - $22 with discounts for groups, advance tickets, students, seniors and children

Available at: www.openwindowtheatre.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at: 1-800-838-3006

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