The revolution continues as The Great Canadian Theater Company Season 22-23 brings us the world premiere of Forever Young: A Ghetto Story by Darrah Teitel, November 8-20 at the Irving Greenberg Theatre. The first show directed by new Artistic Director Sarah Kitz, Forever Young: A Ghetto Story explores the untold stories of the Holocaust and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Following three young residents of Warsaw’s Jewish ghetto in 1943 – at the height of World War II – this third-generation Holocaust story uses humor to engage audiences in a story of occupation, revolution and betrayal. .
“Darrah has a remarkable ability to make you laugh in a context that seems impossible. Her comedy and joy are life-affirming,” says Kitz. Kitz and Teitel have previously partnered with the GCTC, when Kitz appeared in the world premiere of Teitel’s play Behavior in 2019, written while Darrah was playwright-in-residence at the Great Canadian Theater Company in 2015 and 2017.
Teitel is a lifelong socialist playwright and activist whose resume includes working as a legislative assistant on Parliament Hill, campaigning for Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights, and co-founding the Courage Coalition for the Independent Left. , an organization that bridges the gap between elections and movement-based initiatives. Currently, Darrah works as a union organizer for the Amalgamated Transit Union. She is the recipient of several playwriting awards, including the 2011 Canadian Jewish Playwriting Award and the 2007 Canadian Peace Play Prize, and her plays have been nominated for Dora, Betty Mitchell, Rideau and META awards for Outstanding New Plays.
With: Ori Black (Izzy), Billie Nell (Joshua), Brittany Kay (Eden), Drew Moore (Christian) and Aviva Armour-Ostroff (Felicia). Creative team: Evan Webber (Dramaturg), Brian Smith (Set Design), Seth Gerry (Lighting Design), Vanessa Imeson (Costume Design) and Olivier Fairfield (Sound Design). Management team: Laurie Champagne and Jane Vanstone Osborn.
Tickets are available at gctc.ca or at the box office. Limited choice tickets ($15/$25/$35) are available.