Sheltered – Sunday Symposium

Sheltered – Sunday Symposium

January 26, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Edlavitch DCJCC
1529 16th St NW
DC 20036
Theater J Box Office


By Alix Sobler
Directed by Adam Immerwahr

January 9  — February 2, 2020
This afternoon’s production will be followed by a Sunday Symposium, co-presented with the EDCJCC Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility
An expert panel including Wendy Young of KIND and Melanie Nezer, HIAS Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, will discuss the current-day refugee crisis–the worst in history–and how you can get involved in helping families displaced by violence, war, and unlivable conditions in their home countries.

It is 1939, and Hitler’s assault on Europe has begun. Though much of the world has turned its back on the Jews of Europe, Evelyn and Leonard Kirsch suspect that the menace is real. This ordinary American couple makes a bold decision that could save the lives of many Jewish children and change the course of history. But first, they must convince their estranged friends to help. What begins as a night of cocktails and conversation becomes a tense negotiation of politics, morality, and survival – and the stakes are life and death. A suspenseful story that will bring you to the edge of your seat. Featuring McLean FletcherKimberly Gilbert, David Schlumpf, Alexander Strain and Erin Weaver.

“Thoughtful and heartfelt… culminates in an emotional, beautifully orchestrated sequence.”—Atlanta Journal-Courier