Irena's Vow

  • Date:
    September 1, 2008


    What the press had to say.....

    "The play is a powerful, frequently surprising drama that would seem utterly unbelievable were it not true. By the time it reached its "Schindler's List"-style conclusion the other night, you could hear the audience sobbing."
    Frank Scheck
    New York Post

    "This true story of Irena Gut Opdyke, a Catholic woman who risked her life to save a dozen Jewish laborers in occupied Poland, Feldshuh holds the audience captive from her first appearance, delivering a charismatic, courageous performance."
    Gwen Orel
    Back Stage

    "A gripping Holocaust story, "Irena's Vow" is the extraordinary real-life saga of a young Polish woman who managed to shelter more than a dozen Jewish refugees in the cellar of the villa where she worked as housekeeper to a Nazi commandant. Driven by a fiercely-felt performance from Tovah Feldshuh in the title role."
    Michael Sommers
    The Star-Ledger

    "Because it tells a great story -- and stars a remarkable Tovah Feldshuh as Opdyke -- the production survives its workmanlike script."
    Mark Blankenship
    Variety