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Through the Darkness

Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Intelligent
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The Workshop Theater presents a new history-inspired drama about the men and women who left everything behind, including their loved ones, to stay one step ahead of the Holocaust.

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'Through the Darkness' centers around four composite characters based on interviews playwright Breindel conducted with Holocaust survivors. Three managed to avoid the concentration camps and remain free—even if freedom meant being constantly on the run. Chaos was inescapable, freedom was motion, and the only safe haven was anyplace other than where they were.

 

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80
Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you want to hear 4 personal account of jews during WWII. A great way to introduce the Holocaust to those who have little knowledge about it.

Don't see it if you have extensive knowledge of the holocaust. I enjoyed the performances, but it was Like 4 story from the Shoah project turned into a play

Also I think remember of the holocaust is such an important topic. I didn't... Read more Read less

91
Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You want to see a play that offers a more intimate personal narrative about the Holocaust through the eyes of four survivors.

Don't see it if The subject of the Holocaust upsets you. You're not in the mood for gloomy dramatic stories that have vivid descriptions of suffering.

Also There are no lack of works that record the Holocaust & certainly the w... Read more Read less

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if appreciate a story told, rather than depicted. The interlaced stories of 4 holocaust survivors is gripping and the acting superb.

Don't see it if you are looking for "drama" in the conventional sense.

86
Absorbing, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you like human stories, interwoven monologues, a way to see today's refugee crisis in historical terms, to find relevance in how we survive

Don't see it if dark storytelling is not your thing - you want dialogue, spectacle, entertainment, this is engrossing and moving but you must go in to it.

90
Absorbing, Profound

See it if well written stories.

Don't see it if you are easily upset

96
Absorbing, Intense, Thought-provoking, Profound, Great writing

See it if See it if you are interested in Holocaust survival stories and enjoy a well-written play.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you can't bear to hear of the atrocities of the Holocaust.

97
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Profound, Riveting

See it if you are concerned about holocaust deny-ers. Great acting, some humor, and a warmth to it that was unexpected when thinking about the topic.

Don't see it if you only enjoy theater with music and dance; this is definitely thought-provoking and profound.

Also With exceptional acting this play takes you through the lives of 4 ver... Read more Read less

80
Absorbing, Intense, Great writing

See it if If you like a new twist of the horrors of Holocaust.

Don't see it if You are a Nazi

91
Absorbing, Great acting, Gripping

See it if You are interested in how the holocaust effected survivors, this is a must see.

Don't see it if If you are easily upset, as the content is very troubling

93
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Masterful, Profound, Great staging

See it if If you like thoughtful writing and characters that are also real people, come see it. There is an unexplainable feeling of warmth at the end

Don't see it if If you don't like storytelling styles, don't see it. Even then, it is a very unique type of storytelling, so I would recommend to try it.

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if Well done. Subject matter needs to be remembered and stories retold.

Don't see it if you are not interested in history or in particular the holocaust.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Profound, Riveting, Great writing

See it if You want to be moved by personal stories of survival under unbearable conditions, and the resiliency of the human heart.

Don't see it if You are looking for light entertainment.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing

See it if The show showed how the human spirit through determination guts and luck can overcome the most adverse conditions and odds

Don't see it if You want to be one of the many who lack the desire to understand how people of courage manage to survive the most difficult circumstances

Also Well written and thoughtful. Character development was outstanding esp... Read more Read less

96
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Masterful, Great writing

See it if You want to see a show expertly written and emotionally absorbing. It approaches the topic sensitively and strikes just the right tone.

Don't see it if You don't want to see a play dealing with the holocaust.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Resonant, Great staging

See it if You feel it is important to remember that the Holocaust happened and was a horrible miscarriage of justice caused by hatred & predjudice.

Don't see it if Have difficulty hearing stories about the Holocaust and how it destroyed lives and families.

Also Through the Darkness is the intimately interwoven stories of four men ... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Intense, Masterful, Must see, Resonant

See it if You appreciate history that resonates, a passion for life and the continuation of personal freedom, love, choice and liberty.

Don't see it if Narrow minded and support the current administration

95
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in the stories of survivors of the Holocaust who struck out on their own as needed in order to survive.

Don't see it if you want to be entertained. There is nothing funny about this show or its topic.

Also Excellent first play by a man who was inspired by the stories of peopl... Read more Read less

94
Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in hearing about the holocaust. You will get a different kind of survivor tales that are important and need to be heard

Don't see it if No reason not to

92
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if You are uncomfortable with hate.

Don't see it if You only like musicals

97
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great writing

See it if you enjoy captivating stories, resilient characters, great acting, beautiful prose and thought provoking material

Don't see it if you don't enjoy serious subject matter