Drama Desk nominee Lori Wilner revisits her one woman show Hannah Senesh, which she co-created with writer/director David Schechter in 1984. It is an intimate account of a young Hungarian Jewish girl growing up in 1930’s Budapest. Not particularly religious, she is drawn to investigate her Judaism as she experiences increasing persecution and anti-semitism. She moves to Palestine and volunteers for a secret mission in which she will parachute into Nazi territory to help save Jews from the Gestapo. Known in Israel as the Jewish Joan of Arc, this play is a powerful tribute to a courageous girl in an insane world. Based on her diaries and poems, with original music by Steven Lutvak and Elizabeth Swados. Originally performed Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theater, Lori received the Goldy Award, DramaLogue Award and Drama Desk nomination for her solo performance and went on to tour extensively in the states, Canada and Israel.
Actors & Writers is an ensemble of theatre professionals with deep roots in the Hudson Valley. Since 1991, They have done hundreds of staged readings of new plays and more at venues including the Odd Fellows Hall in Olivebridge, Maverick Concert Hall in Woodstock, Unison Arts in New Paltz, and ASK in Kingston. We’re excited to have them back!