Talking with Angels: Budapest, 1943

solo performance · duse studio productions · Ages 12+ · United States of America

family friendly one person show
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EILEEN WEINER certified reviewer June 11, 2017
It is heartening in these unquiet times to be reminded that every one of us can take a stand for good. The main character of this play, Gita Mallasz, was honored in 2011 as one of the Righteous Among the Nations for her Schindler-like rescue of over 100 Jewish women and children. She also participated in a small group who claimed to have received angelic instruction during the war, and this play tells their story. There's a saying that we have an army of angels at our command if we but ask, and the message of this play is that for this group of four, that saying bore fruit. If it happened once, who's to say it can't happen again? Whether or not you believe in angels, this is a compelling insight into Holocaust history not to be missed. ... full review
BO POWELL certified reviewer June 14, 2017
I really enjoyed this piece. I am not one for solo performances most of the time but I wanted to give this one a shot. I was pleasantly surprised and the show really did not feel like a solo performances. The actress seamlessly transitions from one character to another aided by some of the most beautiful lighting I have seen in a space so small. This is a great show and I am glad it is happening at the fringe. ... full review
DOUG JOHNSON certified reviewer June 15, 2017
Excellent... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 16, 2017
Exquisite performance of a fascinating play!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 19, 2017
If you are you are trying to get a handle on spirituality or our shared human history, this is a good show to see. In it, some very good, unlucky people must, for the sake of survival, persevere in their immediate harrowing reality. And yet they remain open to all that is possible in the universe. ... full review