A TRIBUTE TO A HOLOCAUST STAR IN CLIFTON, NJ

Naava Piatka brings her internationally acclaimed theatre piece, BETTER DON’T TALK! to the Clifton YM-YWHA at 199 Scoles Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey on May 25th at 7.00pm.

Praised by Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent, recommended by Zalman Mlotek, director of the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre, and earning a 4 star rating at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival by the Scotsman critic who wrote “A powerful, enthralling piece of theatre,” Better Don’t Talk is a tour de force performance of stirring narrative, moving song and distinctly Jewish humor.

South African born, New Jersey based actress/playwright Naava Piatka brings to life the remarkable true life stories of her Yiddish comedienne mother, singer Chayela Rosenthal, known as the Star of the Vilna Ghetto Theatre whose irrepressible humor brought light, laughter and song into the darkness of wartorn Europe. Playing both herself and her Holocaust survivor mother, Naava takes audiences on a spellbinding journey of discovery to reclaim her rich theatrical heritage and cultural legacy in a loving tribute to her mother’s triumph of humor over loss and song over tragedy. To see this uplifting story of reconnection and remembrance, please contact Leslie Kallus at 973-779-2980 ext.106

Naava, who’s performed this piece internationlly from Lithuania to Autralia and the UK, just returned from Denver where she was honored at the Hadassah’s 2nd Annual Jewish Women in the Arts luncheon. While in Colorado, she performed her play at a local synagogue and led workshops on Tolerance Awareness for secular and private schools under the auspices of the Mizel Museum. Naava will be giving her special school presentation in Clifton on the morning of May 25th and is keen to share her presentations and interactive accelerated learning workshops with other New Jersey schools and organizations interested in impactful Holocaust education.
To contact and gain more information, please visit www.naava.com