Join the Ethics & the Arts event series, held in collaboration with the Alliance Theater. This week we discuss the new play Sheltered, by Alliance/Kendeda-winning playwright Alix Sobler.
About the play: It is 1939, and Nazi Germany has introduced harsh race laws targeting Jews while taking over large swaths of Central Europe. Fearing the worst, a Jewish couple makes an extraordinary decision; to arrange for 50 European children to be given up by their parents and taken to safety in the United States. Each child must have an American family to house them when they arrive, but willing fosters are hard to find. As a last desperate measure, the couple endures a tense dinner party with estranged friends from a violent household in the hopes of finding a home for one more child. A suspenseful story inspired by true events that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. Winner of the 2018 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwright Competition.
*This event is free of charge.*
See the play on stage: ttps://alliancetheatre.org/production/2017-18/sheltered