A Crack in the Wall
by Peter Fisk
Directed by Marty Epstein
The Adobe Theater proudly presents local playwright Peter Fisk’s gripping play A Crack In The Wall from September 18th through October 11th, 2015. A Crack In The Wall is a drama about two families, one Jewish and one Catholic, in German-occupied Poland, in the weeks prior to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April, 1943. The play highlights an unusual friendship between Ari, the son of one of the leaders of the impending Jewish revolt, and Stanislaw, the son of an angry anti-Semitic Catholic father.
Ari and Stanislaw meet by pure chance through ‘a crack in the wall’ that divides the Jewish and Christian sections of the city. Though all they ever see each other’s eyes, the two boys forge a strong bond through their mutual recognition of the horrors of their environment and their refusal to become victims of its terror.
More than simply the battle between idealism and realism, A Crack In The Wall is a story of trust and honor, fortitude and triumph in the face of brutal adversity. It chronicles the struggles of two families, initially at odds with each other, who decide to unite their passions toward a common enemy instead of each other.
Director Marty Epstein worked closely with Fisk to bring A Crack In The Wall to Albuquerque theater audiences and to The Adobe. “I told him,” Epstein said, “that I’d present it to The Adobe knowing they had a history of doing new scripts by local playwrights. So, going through the proposal process we were pleasantly surprised when the theater accepted it for its September 2015 slot and here we go.”
Cast members include Jack Justice Brown as Young Ari, Jonathan Tyrrell as Stanislaw Pazlovsky, Richard Boehler, Michelle Boehler, Ron Bronitsky, Robin Lane, Yannig Morin, Ray Orley, Ludwig Puchmayer, Kayti Robinson, Linda Sklov and Eliot Stenzel.
A Crack in the Wall opened at The Adobe Theater on Friday, September 18th and runs 4 weekends through Sunday, October 11th.
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