Powerstories Commemorates Heroism with "Irena's Vow" at Stageworks
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"Irena's Vow" is the true story of Irena Gut Opdyke, a fearless Polish woman who risked everything to save Jewish lives during WWII.

TAMPA, Fla. - AstroBug -- On July 11-21, Powerstories Theatre presents the timely production of "Irena's Vow," a poignant portrayal of bravery and hope during one of history's darkest times. "Irena's Vow" is the true story of Irena Gut Opdyke, a fearless Polish woman who defied the horrors of the Holocaust to save Jewish lives.

Directed by Clareann Despain and brought to life by an extraordinary cast, the play features Ron Nummi as Major Rugemer, Anthony Gervais as Lazar, Courtney Holifield as Ida, Holly Marie Weber as Fanka, Jakob Nordstrom as Schultz et al., Nick Noelte as Rokita et al., Talia Fish as Helen et al., and Georgios Tsambis-Weisner as Roman et al.

With the acclaimed Roxanne Fay in the titular role, this production promises an unforgettable experience for audiences.

Despain says, "Irena's story reminds us that, in difficult times, we cannot let our fear overwhelm our humanity. Beginning with the courage and determination of a 17-year-old Polish girl, this play shows the power of one person deciding to aid the persecuted despite personal risks."

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Powerstories Theatre is proud to partner with Tampa JCC's and Federation's Shine A Light on Antisemitism Youth Art Contest, showcasing the winning artworks in the lobby. This collaboration aims to spark meaningful conversations about the issues that matter most and the enduring lessons of history.

Powerstories is pleased to extend an invitation to "Irena's Vow's" special opening night reception on Thursday, July 11, 2024, at 6:30 pm, with catering by Campbell River Cheese and Charcuterie. This special event is limited to the first 50 ticket holders and includes the play afterward.

If patrons know that an actor they adore is in the cast, guests can preorder three sizes of flowers to give to their favorite performers. Order online with your tickets and conveniently pick up at the box office the night of the show.

"Irena's Vow" is more than just a play; it's a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the power of compassion in the face of adversity. It's a story that resonates with the themes of bravery, compassion, and resilience—qualities that are as relevant today as they were then.

As Fay beautifully puts it, "The importance in the telling of these stories is to preserve—and strive to retain—our humanity."

Learn more and order tickets at http://www.powerstories.com/irenas-vow

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