All Arts’ Holocaust Drama

(Above: ‘The Soap Myth.’ Source: All Arts)

All Arts, available online nationwide and over-the-air in the New York tri-state area, will debut a concert reading of Jeff Cohen’s Holocaust-themed play The Soap Myth on Sunday, January 26 at 8 pm ET (visit All Arts for schedule, as well as streaming platform and local broadcast channel information).

Presented in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day (January 27), Ed Asner and Tovah Feldshuh read the story of a young Jewish reporter who – more than 50 years after World War II – struggles to reconcile different answers to the same question: “Did the Nazis make soap from the corpses of murdered Jews?”

All Arts said the play “dramatizes the painful confrontation between survivors, scholars, and Holocaust deniers, and questions who has the right to write history.”

Cohen discusses the play below:

The Soap Myth is part of All Arts’ House Seats series, which also features such performances as Antigone in Ferguson and Prinze, a one-man show about the late actor and comedian Freddie Prinze.

All Arts, which offers dancefilmmusic and theater videos, is produced by New York Public Media, a sister service of WNET and WLIW in New York. You can find it at allarts.wliw.org.

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