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145 Star Starred
International City Theatre
at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center 330 East Seaside Way Long Beach, CA 90802
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544 events
456 reviews
637 stars
unlike the event description, the play is actually closer to 90 minute with NO intermission
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8 reviews
33 stars
Intimate theatre but fully equipped with professional staging facilities. Not a bad seat in the house!
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"A Shayna Maidel"
21 ratings
4.3 average rating
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87 events
18 reviews
15 stars
attended Jun 09 2010

This production was very moving. The acting (especially on the part of the actress who plays the older sister) was exceptional. The lighting, costumes and set design all added to the overall enjoyment of this play. The choice of Yiddish music...continued

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43 reviews
3 stars
attended Jun 10 2010

We saw this play many years ago in Boston and liked it well enough to see it again. We both thought the cast did an excellent job, especially the part of the older sister and the father. Unlike another reviewer, we did not think it dragged or...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jun 10 2010

Excellent! Great writing. Wonderful acting, especially the two sisters. At times difficult to hear. Glad I had someone who could translate some of the Yiddish for me. Great production. Story really gave me a good sense of a very difficult time....continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“…beautifully crafted play about love, family lost and found… touches our heart.” —Wall Street Journal
“…a deeply personalized study of sisterhood, family and a crisis of faith.  Moving among her characters and shifting back and forth in time, the playwright draws a comprehensive portrait of a family devastated by war.” —The New York Times


A Poignant Tale with Universal Appeal

By Barbara Lebow

Two sisters separated during childhood, one a survivor of Nazi concentration camps, the other brought up as an American, are reunited in New York City in 1946 after a separation of almost 20 years. A drama of wrenching feeling and great beauty, it not only evokes the devastation of the Holocaust, but it goes beyond to become a universal portrayal of a family filled with conflict and emotion. It is a powerful and emotionally charged tale of sustenance, hope, and the belief that from a broken and bitter past, a better future may be born.