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The past is prologue. What happens when people from diverse backgrounds experience the firsthand accounts of ten survivors who were labeled "undesirable" and thrust into Hitler’s systematic genocide?
Playwright Wendy Kout links then and now so that we may understand what breaks us apart and embrace what bonds us together. NEVER IS NOW is just the beginning of the conversation.
Never is Now was adapted from Survivors by Wendy Kout commissioned, developed and produced by the CenterStage Theatre at the Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester, Ralph Meranto, Artistic Director.
“I am ever inspired by our capacity to change… our world, our country, and ourselves. ‘Never is Now’ explores the perilous past through the prism of our perilous present as a warning for our future,” says Wendy Kout
Wendy Kout is an award-wining writer and producer. Stage credits include We Are the Levinsons, which made its world premiere at Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, and won BroadwayWorld Regional awards for BEST PLAY and BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY. Film credits include Dorfman in Love, produced by Leonard Hill Films and starring Elliott Gould, Sara Rue and Haaz Sleiman. Television credits include Creator and Co-Executive Producer of the hit ABC series, Anything But Love, starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Richard Lewis. Wendy is also a proud member of the Alliance for Jewish Theatre and on the Honorary Board for the Boston Jewish Film Festival.
Directed by Tony Abatemarco and Celia Mandela Rivera, the cast stars Evie Abat, Adam Foster Ballard, Eliza Blair, Michael Kaczkowski, Joey Millin, and Sarah Tubert.
Skylight continues their popular ‘Beyond Conversation’ series for audiences that want more from their theatergoing experience. The weekly post-Sunday matinee guest panel discussions allow audiences to gain deeper insights into the contemporary themes of the play and chat informally community leaders. Schedule will be posted on Skylight’s website: (www.skylighttheatre.org. Guests and discussion topics may be subject to change.
“Never Is Now” opens at 8:30pm on Saturday, September 21, and runs at 8:30pm Fridays, 4:00pm and 8:30pm Saturdays, and 2:00pm Sundays through October 27, 2019 (No performance on Sunday, September 29, 2019). Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont Ave, LA, 90027. Tickets start at $20 (opening night tickets: $75, include post performance reception). Information and reservations: (213) 761-7061 or (866) 811-4111. Online ticketing: http://SkylightTix.org
Two American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performances will take place: 8:30pm October 4 and 4:00pm October 19, 2019
Presenter / Producer: Skylight Theatre Company
Theater > Drama
Event Phone: 213-761-7061
1816 ½ North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90027
LA - Central / Downtown
Performance Dates: 9/21/2019 - 10/27/2019
4:00pm and 8:30pm Saturdays
2:00pm Sundays through October 27, 2019
No performance on Sunday, September 29, 2019
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