"Vilna" tells the heroic story of Motke Zeidel and Yudi Farber, actual people who come of age in the remarkable city of Vilna during its degradation in the years before World War II and its destruction during the war. More…
As the home they knew collapses, going from vibrant metropolis to stifling ghetto and ultimately the Ponar killing pits, they face painful moral choices to save others while putting their own lives at risk.
See it if If you want a play about atrocities and holocaust. A Moving play about wwii.
Don't see it if If you do not want to see a play about atrocities or inhumanity. Play is sporadic and not smooth in plot.
See it if To learn about of Vilna and the Holocaust. Excellent in that respect. impressive staging - multiple scenes conveyed w/minimal props.
Don't see it if Important history lesson but not that great a play. Acting often awkward and stiff. Adults playing children didn't work for me here.
See it if you like good theater based on real people & real happenings. A great cast with flawless light and sound on an interesting set transport you
Don't see it if you are troubled with the horror of the Holocaust, the mistreatment of people & the strain of relationships or the brief violence portrayed
See it if you appreciate a very powerful, very intense story about the Holocaust. The excellent actors play real people in an extremely moving drama.
Don't see it if you do not want a play about the Holocaust or do not like violence on stage. This show is very disturbing and should be.
See it if you are interested in Jewish history and details of population mistreatment, and are intrigued by characters on both sides of the events.
Don't see it if you are sensitive to extreme mistreatment and abuse, do not care for the Jewish experience, or prefer happy plots.
See it if you desire to see shows about the holocaust, details about how it developed & can overlook "uneven" writing and acting.
Don't see it if you want in-depth characterizations and very realistic dialogue in a play about the holocaust.
See it if you like beautifully acted, important, profound historical drama. This story of WWII is important and moving. Beautifully done. I recommend
Don't see it if you can't handle difficult, brutal stories. This one is tough. But it is nicely done. Only the very easily triggered should skip it,
See it if You want to experience a comprehensive nuanced well done play about the Holocaust.
Don't see it if You don’t like intimate theatre space.
See it if Well-meaning and important story about the destruction of Jewish life and towns in Eastern Europe where the Holocaust was most bloody.
Don't see it if Unfortunately the level of writing, acting and directing is strictly that of Community Theatre.
See it if You like epic stories with many threads and moments of high stakes drama and intense moral dilemmas. Some very praiseworthy performances.
Don't see it if You like a concise plot and a consistent build. Mind a play that takes quiet a bit to get going and is very long and in need of editing.
See it if Have little or no knowledge of anti-Semitism. Thought provoking-are you able to ask what would you have done in similar situation? An scri
Don't see it if Not interested in man’s inhumanity to man
See it if you want to learn about the Jewish suffering in Vilna, Lithuania from 1915 to 1943 through a wonderfully acted play.
Don't see it if the topics of hatred and genocide are to depressing for you.
See it if you want a play that delivers a little known piece of history that needs to be told.
Don't see it if you want a play with more embellishment; there is bare bones scenery to focus directly on the story.
See it if You will appreciate the historical dramatic kind story telling. Not a dull moment. Maybe the "kiss my ass" scene is a little too excessive..
Don't see it if You are too emotionally immersed yourself with the part of the history, you may not be able to enjoy the show...
See it if Enlightening historical drama of the intricacies of the dismantling, survival techniques, and the exterminating of innocent European Jews.
Don't see it if Somewhat stagey and overt, at times.
See it if you appreciate shows that not only entertain you but also inform you. So much is written about the Holocaust but there is so much to learn.
Don't see it if prefer to attend bubblegum shows that avoid serious issues past and present.
See it if A history based story that will hold your interest and sadly has too many parallels to today. A flaw may have been trying to cover too much.
Don't see it if Looking for light fare or stories involving the Holocaust are not for you.
See it if Very moving and well acted play about a terrible time in history. Really kept you engaged throughout the entire production.
Don't see it if Plays about the Holocaust and difficult subject matter is not your thing.
See it if Paul Cooper is excellent as a taunting Nazi, as is Mark Jacoby in his short, but powerful role as the ghost of Motke Zeidel.
Don't see it if Holocaust themes upset you, didactic approach, timing and reactions a little off. 2nd act more powerful but harder to watch.
See it if You are interested in Holocaust history and some of the background as to why the Nazis were so easily able to exterminate Jews in Poland
Don't see it if You want to see something light and upbeat. You have no knowledge of WWII holocaust ghettos (some background knowledge would be useful)
See it if a story depicting Jews' experiences in Vilna during WWII is of interest The story is based on the true events which makes it very compelling
Don't see it if you are not interested in a Holocaust story,It is lengthy although there is some relief with singing,an innovative set and great acting!
See it if You like plays involving historical events with great acting and singing. Also if you appreciate good staging with a large cast.
Don't see it if If you can't deal with disturbing events dealing with the Holocaust.
See it if You like historical thought provoking plays especially based on true life. The show was very well done.
Don't see it if You don't enjoy heavy dramas.
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