Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
New York, United States
Book and Lyrics by Jonathan Matthew Gilbert
Music by John Andrew Tarbet
Based on the play by Arthur Giron
Music Direction by Cherie Rosen (Associate Conductor, The Lion King)
Featuring: Jennifer Dorr White, Julie Foldesi (Newsies), Kristen Gehling, Kristy Glass, Jonathan Hack, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Warren Kelley, Matt Leisy (The Fantasticks) and more…
Edith Stein, adapted from the play by Arthur Giron, explores the life of one of the most controversial Catholic saints. Born a Jew, Edith Stein served as a nurse in the Great War, converted to Catholicism, became a Carmelite nun, agitated for the Church to intervene in the Holocaust, and was later arrested by the Nazi's and executed in Auschwitz. Her canonization and a convent established in her name at Auschwitz would later provoke international outrage. Edith Stein explores the woman behind the controversy, the outcast seeking refuge, the skeptic searching for answers while hanging onto a desperate hope that mankind is worthy of salvation.
When & Where
York Theatre Company
The York produces nearly 200 musical theater performances each year, to an audience of over 30,000 theatregoers. York also provides outreach services and activities throughout the year for various underserved populations, such as senior centers and student groups.