20:00 - 22:15
Sol and Hilda play together. In the Frankfurt Sinfonietta to be exact, and Sol loves Hilda and Hilda loves Sol. So what?
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Well… Hilda’s father is a Nazi chief on his way to becoming a camp Commandant, and Sol is of course… A Jew, the heir to the Goldberg family Torah, and a young man at odds with his own religion.
As the Goldberg family is scattered by war and deportation, Sol’s mother gives him fatal advice. “Survive. At all costs”
Taking her word to its limit, Sol relinquishes his roots, his love, his art, his baby sister Anya, and his humanity, to stay out of the tireless Nazi furnaces.
Can Hilda, by herself becoming a Jew, find him and Anya and save them from the jaws of hell? Or has Sol already entered and made himself… at home?
“Chilling analysis of what humans do to survive. Theme of identity struck home for me. I liked the way that the aggressors were portrayed as quite able to turn the tables on their victims and show up the victims’ shortcomings – leaving everyone with guilt ridden souls. The title was well chosen and provocative. Timely universal content. Thank you!” Diana Moon. Audience, Arundel, 29th April 2016
“Your best work yet” Tracy Barr, Arundel, 29th April 2016
“Having assembled my thoughts since seeing this mind-blowing play last night, I would like to add that it is beautifully written and portrayed absolutely brilliantly by the entire cast. What would you do to protect your own skin? This question arises for many of the characters. My mind is still buzzing. It is also worth mentioning that the scene changes are ingeniously choreographed. Thank you to all concerned for a spectacular evening.” Jane Vrettos, Arundel, 29th April 2016
“I enjoyed Last Lunch, Betsy and Smoking Ban so I came along tonight! Excellent, so pleased I came to see it tonight and hope it goes well at Brighton!” Marion Milton, Arundel, 29th April 2016
“It was an incredible play and brilliantly cast and acted. A really uncomfortable experience – in the best possible way! I had my eyes closed for some of the scenes – so life-like. And the different stage sets, and costumes, albeit simple, moved the play forward in a very clever way.” Kathy Hammond, Arundel, 30th April 2016
“We thought the production was very high quality …. such a moving piece of drama. The cast were brilliant and in particular Isabella was superbly cast as Hilda bringing both determination and vulnerability to the role. The mother and son scene …. was the most powerful piece of drama I have seen in a very long time. I thought the way in which the propaganda pieces were depicted was ingenious and chilling. In short, we thought it was a brilliant and powerful depiction of well known historical events told in an inventive and very personal way.
In fact we’ve not stopped talking about it! ….. thank you once again for such a wonderful experience and I hope that the production goes from strength to strength.” Claire
Full info: http://www.somethingunderground.co.uk/a-good-jew-working-title/
Tickets Saturday 4th: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2545397
Tickets Sunday 5th: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2545398
Written and directed by Jonathan Brown.
Something Underground Theatre co....
Winner: Best New Play Award, Brighton Fringe 2012 (The Last Lunch).
Shortlisted: Best New Play Award, Brighton Fringe 2013 (The Silent Stream)
Winner: Best Male Performer, Brighton Fringe 2013 (Jonathan Brown for The Silent Stream)
Winner: Best Female Performer, Brighton Fringe 2014 (K Goodfellow, Smoking Ban)
Nominated: Best Female Performer, Brighton Fringe 2013 (Rachel Guershon for Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore)
Nominated: Best Male Performer, Brighton Fringe 2007 (Jonathan Brown for The Father Monologues)
5 Stars (Latest 7 Magazine, Licence 2012)
4 Stars (Fringe Review, Licence 2012)
4 Stars (Three weeks, Licence 2012)
5 Stars! Fringe Review, Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore 2013.
4 Stars! fringeguru.com Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore 2013
4 Stars! (Fringe Guru, Smoking Ban 2014)
4 Stars! (Broadway Baby, Smoking Ban 2014)
4 Stars! (3 Weeks, Smoking Ban 2014)
Argus Angel Winner, Brighton Fringe 2015, (Moon Tales, an SUTC-Supported Production.)
Not suitable for under 14's.
Some strobe lighting used (about 10 mins total).