Way To Heaven

by Juan Mayorga, translation by David Johnston

directed by Matthew Earnest

Francisco Reyes 

Way to Heaven is based on the notorious true story of the Theresienstadt concentration camp, where the Nazis constructed a fake village to fool the Red Cross inspectors and quell extermination rumors. Juan Mayorga’s startlingly original play begins years after the fact with an account by the Red Cross employee who was there, then leaps backward in time to show the creation and rehearsal of another very unusual play, one in which the Jewish prisoners are assigned roles (Mayor, Boy #1, etc.) and given lines to say to inspectors passing by. Written by one of the most ironic figures ever to appear on a stage – a witty, cultured, humanistic Nazi Commandant – and the Jewish prisoner selected to play the Mayor, this “play” will ultimately serve its purpose and the inspector will return with a positive review.

Performances: 

 5/7/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/8/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/9/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/10/2009 at 3:00pm
 5/14/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/15/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/16/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/17/2009 at 3:00pm
 5/21/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/22/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/23/2009 at 8:00pm
 5/24/2009 at 3:00pm

Theatre/Venue Teatro Círculo 

64 East 4th Street  New York

Phone Number for Reservations 212-868-4444 
Website for reservations http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=WAY4  
Running time 1hr. 35min. 

 

Producing Organization: Equilicua Producciones  
Website www.waytoheaventheplay.com  
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