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May 2016

Alan Goodson, Morgenstern in Vienna

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Wagner College's Holocaust Education and Programming Center is sponsoring a theater reading of Alan Goodson's "Morgenstern in Vienna".

Having fled Vienna in 1938 for America, Samuel Morgenstern has returned and seemingly made peace with his hometown. Suddenly he is besieged by visitors, including his estranged daughter Raizele, a psychologist and divorcee and Joshua, a young Jewish-American journalist. Amid their humorous, torturous and touching efforts to negotiate their relationships, Bubbe, Morgenstern's grandmother murdered by the Nazis, appears and serves homemade chicken soup. The streets outside explode in xenophobic rioting, while inside the apartment a glacier keeps expanding and passions explode in a poignant search for identity in an ever-changing 21st century world.

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