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Reading: Run Away, Join the Circus Apr 23
Posted April 14, 2017
Run Away, Join the Circus: A Holocaust Memoir
Reading of a work-in-progress by Stav Meishar
Directed by Lior Zalmanson

This is the true story of Irene Danner-Storm, a young Jewish acrobat who survived the holocaust hiding and working at the German Althoff Circus. Irene and her family were embraced by Adolf Althoff and his wife, Maria, and passed the war years performing publicly at their circus, running to hide whenever the Nazis came for inspections.

The tale of Irene and her rescuers is one full of hope, love, and courage. Through hardships and dangers the Althoffs stood by Irene and her family because "circus sticks together," knowing in their hearts that it was the right thing to do.

Join us in following Irene's journey and her death-defying passion for circus. The times were dark but Irene still lit up the stage every night—fighting fascism and cruelty with her art and skill.

Presented as part of Holocaust Memorial Day.
When:
Sunday, April 23, 5pm
Please arrive early; we will start on time.
Where:
14th Street Y
344 East 14th Street
New York, NY
Get Tickets:
Reserve your seats at kickstarter.com/projects/stavmeishar/run-away-join-the-circus-a-holocaust-memoir or show up at the door.
Note from the CircusNYC Editors: Posted as received.