Written & Directed by Shauna Kanter
“Legacy is big time… a gift to us all.”
~ Irene Backalenick, Back Stage, NYC
~ James Christopher, The London Times
Based on a true story, this music theatre piece follows a young American man as he attempts to rescue a Jewish family out of Berlin in 1939. LEGACY unravels as his daughter unearths the story of her father’s cowardice and courage. As she discovers his long-held secrets, we learn that her father risked his life to save a Jewish photojournalist who is collecting evidence of mounting Nazi nationalism, racism and anti-Semitism. This suspenseful tale of escape intersects with the present day true stories of undocumented, teen refugees running to save their lives by seeking asylum in the United States.
Premiere: Bristol Old Vic, Bristol, UK, 1995. German and French tour followed sponsored by the European Commission, 1997.
In 1998, Legacy transferred to sold-out houses and rave reviews to London’s Cockpit Theatre. In 2003, Legacy opened at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York City (T. Schreiber title only, The Gift). In 2011, Legacy was produced at the JCC Berman Center for the Arts, West Bloomfield, MI.
“In a powerful amalgam of strong writing, sensitive and imaginative direction, dynamic ensemble acting…Legacy creates a life affirming vision.
~ Roy Sorrel, Culture Vulture, NYC
All tickets: $15
OCT 2, 3, & 4 ~ School matinees
OCT 5 ~ Public Performance Saturday @ 8pm
VENUE: BYRDCLIFFE THEATER, 380 Upper Byrdcliffe Road, Woodstock, NY
New York City: performances to be announced.