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From Silence

From 26 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

About the show

Theater for the New City presents a new drama about a traumatic event that forces a grandmother to reconsider her silence about surviving the Holocaust. More…

Esther’s world is turned upside down when her daughter, Deborah, rushes home to say that their New Jersey temple is on lock down and her granddaughter, Elaina, is trapped inside. Esther lived through the Holocaust but never talked about it, despite pleas from her daughter and granddaughter—it was just too painful to recount that part of her life. During the endless wait, Esther realizes it's her duty to share her story, but will it be too late for Elaina to hear it? Karen Lynn Gorney, star of the 1977 movie 'Saturday Night Fever,' headlines the production.

Member Reviews (26)


Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great acting, Ambitious

Disappointing, Predictable, heavy subject, trite

See it if You like holocaust stories with a plot that is predictable. Acting was ok. Show had an important message but wasn't convincing.

Don't see it if You don't like small neighborhood theatre. Topic is heavy and depressing.

Disappointing, Thought-provoking

See it if another Holocaust show about survivor's angst and how to deal with repressed memories and how they effect family in all generations

Don't see it if want a linear story line. the back and forth were disjointed

Confusing, Absorbing, Edgy, Dated, Depressing

See it if You like plays with a message, no matter how depressing.

Don't see it if It's not an uplifting happy play

“From Silence” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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