Thursday, May 3, 2012

North Bank Suzhou Creek

Hey everyone! How is it going? Once again one of my roommates, Danny, performed in a theater play. Of course, I was there to see it!

The play is called North Bank Suzhou Creek. It's a very interesting story that takes you around different cultures: Jewish, Japanese, Chinese... Here's a little information about it:

Co–‐directed by Jeffrey Sichel and Michael Leibenluft
North Bank Suzhou Creek is a historical drama that explores the intersection of Jewish refugees, Japanese officials, and local Chinese coexisting in Shanghai during WWII. The setting of the play – Jewish–‐run café on the northern bank of Suzhou creek – provides a lens into the unique economic, political, and cultural exchange of this turbulent period when Shanghai harbored over 30,000 Jews fleeing the Holocaust.
When Shana, the café owner’s daughter, finds herself pursued by both Mr. Suzuki, a local Japanese official, and Songyao, a Chinese resistance fighter, she must decide whether to follow her heart or save her family. Performed bilingually in Chinese and English and integrating popular Klezmer, Hollywood, and old Shanghai jazz melodies from the period, North Bank Suzhou Creek is a moving, educational, and artistically daring new play.
More information here.

The play took place at the auditorium of Saint John's University in Tribeca.

It's always nice to see my boys performing! I must say Danny is a damn good actor and I'm pretty sure I'm going to be sitting at the movies one day and I'll go "we were roommates!"

I hope you had a good one and see you soon!

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