Sunday, May 5, 2013

Eugenio at LIncolnia

Lincolnia Center and the Seventh Street Playhouse



 As performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the National Press Club

and the  2008 New York Midtown Festival

May 6, 2013, 7:30 PM       Lincolnia Center




This fact based two act drama should be of special interest to NPC members because the subject deals with that tragic period in Italian during the Holocaust   when 1500 hundred Jews were sent to their deaths at Auschwitz.  The drama touches on the role of the Church and the Holocaust, and examines forgiveness amidst three conversions. Rome's aloof and scholarly Chief Rabbi Zolli loses faith following the apparent slaughter of his Polish family. .  He receives asylum in the Vatican, where he comes to appreciate Jesus as God suffering for humanity. The Rabbi re-finds faith and converts to Roman Catholicism. This is seen as a betrayal of his spiritual duty and a defection to the age-old enemy. Was his conversion one of conviction or merely gratitude? What does he demand at his baptism that eventually removes a major symbol of discrimination?




Rabbi Zolli                             Shanker Singham

Rosina                                                Shirl Weaver

Sister Angelina                      Bonnie Jourdan*

Monsignor Hilary                  Tim Wolf

Colonel Schmitt                     David Weaver

Cardinal Maglioni                 James Howard

Mr. Anso                                Pat Martin

Narrator                                 Beatrix Whitehall

Sound Design                         Beatrix Whitehall

Hostess                                    Karen Albers


*Best Supporting Actress Nomination            New York Midtown Festival 2008



  Questions: or 202 544 6973Lincolnia Senior Center   (703) 914-02234710 N Chambliss St, Alexandria, VA 22312 Cross Streets: Between Lincolnia Rd and Beauregard St.  No charge or donations


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