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The Soap Myth

July 22 | Main Stage | 7PM
2019 Season

By Jeff Cohen
Directed by Pamela Berlin
with Ed Asner, Donald Corren, Tovah Feldshuh, Liba Vaynberg

Seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) and two-time Emmy and four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh (Golda’s Balcony) join the Festival for a special one-night-only reading of The Soap Myth by Jeff Cohen and directed by Pamela Berlin, July 22nd at 7pm on the Main Stage. The reading will be followed by a talkback with the playwright, cast, and Williams College Professor Jeffrey Israel, the author of the recently published Living with Hate in American Politics and Religion: How Popular Culture Can Defuse Intractable Differences (Columbia University Press, 2019).

Holocaust survivor Milton Saltzman (Ed Asner) implores historians and journalists alike to record the specific Nazi atrocities he witnessed. In the face of a Holocaust denier (Tovah Feldshuh) and complicated journalistic practices, Milton will not relent in his quest to ensure the world reckons with the truth. The Soap Myth explores what it means to be a survivor and who has the right to write history.

TICKETS $15; proceeds benefit the Williamstown Theatre Festival Professional Training Program

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