Coming to See Aunt Sophie Crossroads Repertory Theatre at Indiana State University

"This is the true story of Jan Karski, a humble Catholic courier for the Polish Underground during World War II, who risked his life many times to alert the world with his eye-witness report about the Holocaust. With “coming to see Aunt Sophie” as secret code, the Young Karski works his way incognito through Nazi-occupied Europe to England, then to United States, while Old Karski now a distinguished professor, confronts his younger self as he relives a past that still haunts him" - Crossroads Repertory Theatre



Sat Sep 20th  at 2pm - By Invitation Only 

Sun Sep 21st at 4pm  - Click here


09/20/14 - 09/21/14

Sat 2p; Sun 4p


For Immediate Release

Performance:  Arthur Feinsod’s Coming to See Aunt Sophie by Crossroads Repertory Theatre
                     Directed by Dale McFadden 


                     The play is presented in conjunction with Loyola University Conference Jan Karski Days in Chicago
                     and the exhibition The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity - Illinois Holocaust Museum


Description:     Coming to See Aunt Sophie is a tragic, heroic saga of the man who tried to stop the Holocaust.
                     The title of the play refers to the code used by Polish Underground courier Jan Karski in one
                     of the most monumental missions of  WWII --  to inform Western European and American leaders
                     (including President Roosevelt) about the Holocaust. As an emissary of the Polish Resistance
                     Karski carried classified and eye witness accounts gathered when he penetrated the Warsaw Ghetto
                     disguised as a Jew and a Nazi transit camp disguised as a guard. Tragically the Allies chose
                     not to act on his report.


                     For today’s increasingly partisan and tragic world, Jan Karski’s quest to save a defenseless
                     people should be widely acknowledged. chanel bags cheap price sale online.

Company:      The play is directed by Dale McFadden and features Brad Venable, Andrew Behling, Jason Bowen,
                     Rob Glidden, Jomar Ferreras, Julie Dixon and Molly LeCaptain. For more information on the
                     playwright, director and cast -

                     Coming to See Aunt Sophie had its world premiere in May 2014 at the Here and Now Festival in
                     Mannheim, Germany and in Poland – Łodz, Kielce and Warsaw.  Its American premiere July 2014 at
                     Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana.  louis vuitton replica handbags hot sale.

                     Crossroads Repertory Theatre’s presentation in Chicago is supported by Consulate General of the
                     Republic of Poland in Chicago, Indiana State University (Terre Haute), the Jan Karski Educational
                     Foundation, Loyola University Chicago and Chopin Theatre. replica bags for women.



Dates/Times:  Saturday 09/20/14    2pm performance followed by discussion and reception.

                    Sunday 09/21/14      4pm reception followed by discussion with playwright Arthur Feinsod,
                                                  director Dale McFadden, actors, filmmaker Mary Skinner and
                                                  Ewa Wierzynska, Polish History Museum-Warsaw.
                                                  6pm performance
                                                  Books on Jan Karski available courtesy of The Book Cellar.


Tickets:        Saturday 09/20/14 – By Invitation Only
                   Sunday 09/21/14 - $35 and $20 for students with I.D.

Arthur Feinsold

Dale McFadden

Brad Venable, Andrew Behling, Jason Bowen, Rob Glidden, Jomar Fereras, Julie Dixon and Molly LeCaptain

Director-Dale McFadden; Scenic Designer - Ann Warren; Scenic Artist - Bob Holton; Costume Designer - Katerina Papadatos; Lighting Designer - R. Michael Ingraham; Sound Designer - Eli Van Sickel; Property Designer - Rachelle Martin Wilburn; Dramaturg - Carolyn Conover; Dialect Coach - Nancy Lipschultz and Refresher Dialect Coach - H. Russ Brown

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