No Way Out Performance & Reception

SUNDAY, APRIL 1 – Stories on Stage collaborates with the Mizel Museum in a professional staged reading of No Way Out by Susan Shear. At once both ordinary and extraordinary, No Way Out not only documents one family’s struggle to survive but gives us insight into the stories of thousands of Jews who attempted to flee Germany during the Nazi regime. Told in their own words, it is the story of how ordinary people try to understand their circumstances amid deception and confusion; how they maintain a semblance of normality during the worst of times, and make painful decisions based on little information. The play No Way Out relies primarily on segments of over 50 letters to tell a complex, moving story in a dramatic form.

The performance will be followed by a special reception honoring Mizel Museum’s Holocaust educators Paula Burger, Eric Cahn, Rosalyn Kirkel and Ossie Sladek. Plus a talkback with the actors.