A stage adaptation of Kaddish for an Unborn Child the Nobel Prize-winning novel by Hungarian writer Imre Kertész.
Directed by Barbara Lanciers
Produced by: Philip Arnoult - Center for International Theatre Development
Starring: Jake Goodman
Kaddish, culling its name from the Jewish prayer of mourning, is a stage adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning, Hungarian writer Imre Kertesz's novel, Kaddish for an Unborn Child.
Kaddish is an exploration of ritual, loss and unrelenting inner conflict in which the beleaguered central character mourns the absence of the child he never fathered during his failed marriage; his mantra being a refusal to bring a child into a world where horrors like the Holocaust can occur. As he attempts to reach the final Amen of the Kaddish, he weaves a brutally honest, deeply personal, stream of consciousness web of the unseen casualties of war, political corruption, Jewish identity, and the humor of living. Kaddish is the first ever staging of this magnificent novel, an eloquent meditation on human vulnerability and strength told through the eyes of a survivor of Hitler's "Final Solution."
The performance is 55 minutes long.