By Karen Hartman
Directed by Noah Himmelstein
With Skye Alyssa Friedman, Danny Gavigan, Nina Hellman, Eva Kaminsky, Alexa Shae Niziak, Mike Shapiro, Alexandra Silber, Steven Skybell, Sky Smith, Dale Soules, Eliza Foss, Rachel Handler and Noah Zachary
Like so many great mysteries, it all began in an attic with a dusty old suitcase... The discovery of a stash of over two hundred letters in three languages opens clues to an untold history in THE LUCKY STAR — a gripping true story of resilience and determination, a family torn apart by war, fighting to emigrate, escape and survive. With scenes alternating between past and present, this mesmerizing drama brings Richard Hollander’s book, Every Day Lasts a Year: A Jewish Family’s Correspondence from Poland to the stage, restoring a family’s uncharted legacy.
Part of 59E59 Theaters VOLT Festival 2022: celebrating the work of Karen Hartman.
Scenic Design - Daniel Ettinger
Costume Design - David Burdick
Lighting Design - Cory Pattak
Sound Design & Original Music - Elisheba Ittoop
Projection Design - Caite Hevner
Hair & Wig Design - Tommy Kurzman
Properties - Penelope Bouklas
Casting Director - Stephanie Klapper
Production Stage Manager - Robert Bennett
Assistant Stage Manager - Noam Lautman
Associate Director - Heather Arnson
Movement - Lisa Shriver
Dialect - Gary Logan
Production Manager - Drew Francis
General Management - Michalos Management LLC
"Gripping and emotional"
"A riveting dramatization of the lives of real people." – TheaterMania
"The play features outstanding direction by Noah Himmelstein, and an excellent cast." – Broadway World
"The show has its own lucky star – the inherent power of its story." – The New York Sun