Forever Young: A Ghetto Story by Darrah Teitel

Scirocco Drama

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Forever Young: A Ghetto Story by Darrah Teitel

In a Jewish ghetto at the height of the Second World War, a group of youths organize what will become known as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Izzy, Eden, Joshua and Christian are young socialist revolutionaries from different backgrounds who are trapped in a room under hopeless circumstances. Their task is clear: they must form a new military organization against the Nazis and convince their elders that the Ghetto must fight. The cadre of brilliant, brave and often hilarious characters express their passions and desires as fiercely as they fight for their right to exist in the face of annihilation. This story of youth, revolution, and betrayal in Poland, 1943, is written for today, with a clear message about how to fight for the changes we need.

“The dizzying diversity of Jewish life in the pre-Holocaust era is one of Hitler’s least-known victims. Chasms of class, ideology, religion and values divided Jewish communities that effectively lived in different worlds until the Nazis shoved them together in ghettos, trains and camps. Darrah Teitel revives and literally rejuvenates the fierce debates that lit up the Jewish world before the great darkness. Their passion and edgy sparkle will dance in your head for days.” — Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein

Cast size: 5 actors
Male roles: 3
Female roles: 2