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Do This One Thing For Me

Written and performed by Jane Elias

Directed by Tracy Bersley

 

NYC
At The Barrow Group
520 8th Avenue, 9th Floor, New York, NY

 

Performances July 19-21

 

July 19 - 8:30pm

July 20 - 4:00pm & 8:30pm

July 21 - 4:00pm

NYC

EDINBURGH

Bedlam Theatre

Performances July 31 - August 26
Every day at 15:30
(No performance August 12 or 19)

EDINBURGH

What does it mean to remember the Holocaust in 2024? How do you bear the legacy of trauma while forging ahead in the 21st century?

Jane Elias grapples with these questions as she chronicles her relationship with her father, Beni, a Sephardic Jew from Greece who survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen. When she realizes she may not be able to grant his wish to one day dance with his daughter at her wedding, she looks for another way to honor him, traveling to Poland to take part in the March of the Living. From her suburban upbringing in Long Island to her days as a single adult in New York City, DO THIS ONE THING FOR ME is an acutely observed portrait filled with tender humor, longing, and self discovery — a transcendental pas de deux between two generations and a daughter’s love letter to her dad.

CAST

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Jane Elias

CREATIVE TEAM

Lighting Design: Renée Molina

Original Music: Adam Platt

Featured Music: Costas Baltazanis & Ben Wright

Stage Manager: Stefania Diana Schramm

 

Produced by A/Park Productions & Jane Elias

DO THIS ONE THING FOR ME, originally developed in Matt Hoverman’s GO-SOLO workshops, debuted in New York in the 2013 EstroGenius Festival, and in 2014 was presented as a co-production with Access Theater. In spring 2015 it ran for four weeks at the TBG Theater in New York, and later that year won the Producer’s Choice Award at the Secret Theatre’s Flying Solo Festival in Queens, NY. In fall 2018 the play was presented by the New York International Fringe Festival.

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