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Nonna and the Dressmaker-June 29,30 July 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9

29 Jun 2017 8:00 PM | Mercedes Cohen

Nonna and the Dressmaker will be performed at the Altarena Playhouse on these dates: -June 29,30 July 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9.  the theater is located in Alameda, California at 1409 High Street (between Central Ave. and  Santa Clara Ave.) Tickets are 30 per adult and 27 for seniors and students.

       Three strong women face incredible challenges during World War II in Rome, Italy. The sages have taught: “Whoever saves a single life, the Torah considers it as if he had saved an entire world.” (Sanhedrin 4:5) Granted many people have never had to face making a life or death decision, but we’ve all had to make decisions that had serious consequences. Two of Nonna and the Dressmaker’s main characters are Jews in Italy during the eight months of the German occupation in 1943-1944.  One Jewish character is fighting with the partisans and his wife is in hiding with a Catholic family. The plot centers on the question, “Am I my brother’s keeper?”  It also illustrates the humanity of the Italians who saved over 80% of the Jews.  The play also explores the possibility that different cultures and religions can co-exist.

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