by Theatre en Bloc
Mar. 27 - Apr. 19, 2015
1944. An unassuming young staffer to FDR discovers a Top Secret proposal to bomb the concentration camps dotting Eastern Europe. Whatever the outcome of the controversial debate, the perception of morality, accountability and assimilation will profoundly alter his family and the world around him. With insight, wit and a dash of 1940s panache, JACOB’S LADDER recounts the story of a hero who’s not born but cornered as he wrestles with the idea that all evil needs to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." - Edmund Burke
**WINNER of the Finer Point Funding Grant
**WINNER of the spring Creative Fund Grant
THEATRE en BLOC is proud to present the WORLD PREMIER of:
by Dennis Bailey and David Mixner
WE LOOK TO OUR PAST TO INFORM OUR FUTURE...
JACOB'S LADDER is a play about the collision of patriotism and culture. With insight, wit and a dash of 1940’s panache, we watch a hero who’s not born but cornered.
Based on the true story of a controversial plan to bomb Nazi concentration camps during the height of WWII, a young Jewish staffer in the FDR White House must choose between standing up for himself, his people, and his principles, or letting politics make him culpable in a potentially horrific plan.
Babs George, Zach Kleinsmith, Johanna Whitmore, Jay Fraley, Tom Byrne, Jenny Lavery
DIRECTION | DEREK KOLLURI
COSTUME DESIGN | JENNY HANNA-CHAMBERS
SOUND DESIGN | BLAKE ADDYSON
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT | BLAKE ADDYSON
STAGE MANAGEMENT | SUSIE ODNEAL
Stage Managed by Ashley Sandel
DESIGN TEAM: Blake Addyson, Leslie Turner, Steven Shirey, Jenny Hanna-Chambers
March 27 - April 19, 2015
George Washington Carver Center
1165 Angelina Street,
Austin, TX, 78702
March 27 - 29, April 2 - 4, April 9 - 12, April 16 - 19
Thursday - Saturday @ 8 PM, Sundays 5 PM, Monday performances March 30 and April 13
No performance on Sunday, April 5
TICKETS: $15 -$40 Sliding Scale:
512.522.4083 or theatreenbloc.org