Gallery Players Presents The Soap Myth
Sunday, May 5 at 3:00 pm
The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus
1125 College Ave
Columbus, Ohio 43209
Recommended for mature teens and older.
Performance is 90 minutes. Talk back with the cast and dessert reception following.
Ticket price: $70 (Ticket Link)
Inspired by real people and real events.
This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the dramatic play reading of an intimate cast of four, starring legendary Ed Asner, revolves around the question of ‘Did the Nazis make soap from the corpses of murdered Jews?’
Asner stars as Milton Saltzman, a cantankerous Holocaust survivor on a crusade to include the Nazi atrocity of “soap” in the Holocaust Memorial museums.
A warm friendship develops between Saltzman and a Annie Blumberg, a young journalist assigned to write a story on him. As she researches, Blumberg encounters a pernicious and charismatic Holocaust denier and distinguished historians who argue eye witness testimony isn’t enough to prove history. The play addresses proactive questions such as how does a survivor survive surviving? And who has the right to write history – those who have lived it and remember, those who study and protect it, or those who would seek to distort and desecrate its very existence?
The Soap Myth stars the legendary 7-time Emmy winning Ed Asner and features Broadway actors Dee Pelletier, Ned Eisenberg and Liba Vaynberg. It has played to sold out audiences and critical acclaim all across the country.
“A pointed investigation of the politics of history. A revelation. Genuinely moving.”
The New York Times
“The Soap Myth is a powerful confrontation between survivor memory and historical memory as well as a scathing depiction of the insidiousness of sophisticated Holocaust denial. It is a remarkably effective teaching tool.”
William Shulman, President, The Association of Holocaust Organizations