THE SOAP MYTH

THE SOAP MYTH

 

TOURS THE EAST COAST

 

THIS JANUARY!

           Sunday, January 20th – 

The Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnebrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 

https://www.jcc.org/gordon-center/event/soap-myth

 

          Wednesday, January 23rd –

B'nai Jeshurun synagogue, 257 W. 88th St, New York City

https://www.bj.org/2018/12/the-soap-myth-concert-reading/

 

          Thursday, January 24th – 

Delaware Theatre Company, 200 Water St., Wilmington, DE  

https://www.delawaretheatre.org/the-soap-myth

 

          Sunday, January 27th – 

Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, 411 East Clinton Avenue, Tenafly, NJ      

https://wizevents.com/register/landing.php?id=6467

 

          Monday, January 28th – 

Center at West Park, 164 W. 86th St @ Amsterdam Avenue, New York City       

https://www.ticketcentral.com/Online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=FC409740-297E-4B21-83DF-3BF1850B6E2B

 

          Tuesday, January 29th – 

Suffolk JCC, 75 Hauppauge Road, Commack, NY 11725  

http://syjcc.org/index.php/performing-arts/#special-performances

curtain call - Blair Baker, Ed Asner, Johanna Day, Ned Eisenberg

Tovah Feldshuh

post performance talk back

Ed Asner & Johanna Day

Ed Asner & Blair Baker

The Soap Myth starring Ed Asner, Blair Baker, Johanna Day and Ned Eisenberg

THE SOAP MYTH STARS ED ASNER

THE SOAP MYTH stars the legendary Ed Asner and features 2 time Tony Award nominee Johanna Day, 3 time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh and 2 time Drama Desk Award winner Jayne Atkinson.  It is directed by Pam Berlin.

It has played to sold out audiences and critical acclaim Off Broadway at The Roundabout Theater, at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts (NYC), at the Kirk Douglas Theatre (LA), at the Arsht Center/Knight Concert Hall (Miami), at the Parker Playhouse (Ft. Lauderdale), at The Zeiterion Theatre (New Bedford, MA), at Hofstra University (Hempstead, LI), and others.

 

CONTACT US ABOUT BRINGING THE SOAP MYTH STARRING ED ASNER TO YOUR COMMUNITY

To bring THE SOAP MYTH starring Ed Asner to your community, email us at thesoapmyth@gmail.com or at burkecohen.jc@gmail.com

ABOUT THE SOAP MYTH

THE SOAP MYTH takes place more than a half century after the end of WWII when a young journalist sets out to write an article about a cantankerous Holocaust survivor and his crusade regarding the Nazi atrocity of soap.  THE SOAP MYTH dramatically explores how a survivor survives surviving and questions who has the right to write history - those who have lived it and remember, those who study and protect it, or those who would seek to distort and desecrate its very existence. 

TALK BACK AT UNIVERSITY SYNAGOGUE, IRVINE, CA



WHAT THE PRESS IS SAYING ABOUT THE SOAP MYTH

“A pointed investigation of the politics of history.  A revelation.  Genuinely moving.”  The New York Times

 

“Mesmerizing.  Forceful.  Powerful.”  The New York Post

 

“Compelling, important and provocative.”  American Public Television/PBS

 

“It is an intense evening - in 85 minutes, The Soap Myth manages to deal with complicated concepts — the definition of history and truth; degrees of human depravity and duplicity; and insidious Holocaust denial. At the same time, it captures the humanity of its characters, and delivers perfect archetypes.”  The Jewish Standard

 

“The Soap Myth continues to haunt me, it is theatre of witness at its best. The Soap Myth is not to be missed.”   Jewish Voice

 

“There are certain movies, plays, books that one wishes would never end. For me, “The Soap Myth” is one of those extraordinary plays.”  The Villager

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE SOAP MYTH

 

 

From Holocaust scholars, Rabbis, Jewish Organizations and Presenters

 

“I urge audiences to see The Soap Myth.  Experience it, interact with it, confront it, wrestle with it, engage it and challenge it.”  Michael Berenbaum, Former Project Director USHMMM 1987-1993;  Former Director of the Research Institute of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 1993-1997;  Former President and CEO, Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation 1997-2000

 

"The Soap Myth is a powerful confrontation between survivor memory and historical memory as well as a scathing depiction of the insidiousness of sophisticated Holocaust denial. It is a remarkably effective teaching tool.”  William Shulman, President, The Association of Holocaust Organizations

 

"We were proud to present The Soap Myth."  Elaine Valby, Chief of Staff, The Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

 

“The Soap Myth was incredible. My grandparents were survivors and Ed Asner sounded exactly like my grandfather. Wow - so powerful!”  Eli Schostak, Executive Director, Boystown Jerusalem Foundation

 

“It’s a very powerful play.  Thanks for bringing it to us.”  Susana Flaum, Adolph & Rose Levis JCC, Boca Raton, FL

 

“It was great to see our theatre full for the show—I heard a lot of positive feedback from audience members as they were leaving that night. Please give our thanks to Ed (Asner) for such a memorable evening.”  Laura Salvatore, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

 

“Thank you for creating a most memorable evening last night! The mitzvah you and your company did for us is immeasurable.  The Soap Myth has become my passion and I have been the recipient of glowing remarks about it all day.” Catherine Fischer, Rodeph Shalom Congregation, Philadelphia, PA

 

 “On behalf of our Board of Directors and our congregation, I want to thank you for bringing your incredible play to us. It was truly a special performance and one of our highlight evenings at University Synagogue.  Everyone was moved by the performance.  I received hundreds of “thank you’s” which I am now pleased to share with you.”  Michael Stone, President, University Synagogue, Irvine, CA

 

“Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a most memorable and powerful evening. It was a profound artistic and intellectual experience, ethically challenging, painful at times, and that was its greatness.  It continues to haunts me.”  Rabbi Arnie Rachlis, University Synagogue, Irvine, CA

 

 “Hugely compelling, very well written and beautifully performed – magnificent!”           Henry Goodman, Olivier Award winning actor.

 

“Thank you all so much for an incredible experience!”  Jill Kratish, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

From Audience Members

 

“This was absolutely amazing.  Ed Asner gave an impeccable, heart wrenching performance. He is 88 and still rocking the stage!”  Diane F.  Providence, RI

 

“My mother and I - she’s a Holocaust survivor - found the play to be extraordinary in all respects.  It is really a work of creative genius.”  Hope L., Philadelphia, PA

 

“The play was phenomenal and the acting was awesome.” Gary L & Lisa R., Ft. Lauderdale, FL

 

“What a mitzvah to have shared such a significant and horrific piece of our history, and to put in place another reminder to never forget.” Ruth F., Philadelphia, PA

 

“The play was wonderful!  Ed Asner was great.  My husband and I would highly recommend this play to everyone!”  Sue R., New Bedford, MA

 

“The mitzvah that we all experienced with The Soap Myth coming to Philadelphia originated with you, your vision, your passion and your beautiful play.  You have left Philadelphia for the moment but your name and your play will forever be in our hearts and minds.”  Michael Coleman, Philadelphia, PA

 

“I loved it!  Beautifully acted, staged, directed and written - A masterpiece!

Thank you for bringing us such important and well produced events.”  Jody S., Providence, RI

 

“Thank you for bringing that powerful and haunting production to Philadelphia last night.  I was riveted from start to finish.  As we talked about the play afterwards, I mentioned that the chilling subject has always fascinated me – how it is possible for human beings to have no humanity.  I believe my reaction is what the playwright intended – to think about these issues, to examine my beliefs, and be a better person.  So thank you for that deep and compelling experience.”  Liz Dow, CEO, Leadership Philadelphia