The Soap Myth
Starring Richard Dreyfuss
January 24th & 25th @ 7:30 pm
There will be a talkback after each performance.
The talkback on Monday, January 24th is with one of the leading experts in the world on the Holocaust, Dr. Michael Berenbaum, moderated by Richard Salomon, Co-Founder and longstanding Board member of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, the 2017 National Museum of the Year.
($20 value, $80 tax-deductible donation)
More than a half-century after WW II, a young investigative reporter finds herself caught between numerous versions of the same story as she befriends a Holocaust survivor (Richard Dreyfuss) on a crusade about the atrocity of ‘soap’ – did the Nazis make soap from the corpses of murdered Jews? Played out against the backdrop of deadline reporting and journalistic integrity, the critically acclaimed The Soap Myth by Jeff Cohen questions who has the right to write history—those people who have lived it and remember it, those who study and protect it, or those who would seek to distort its very existence? And finally, what is our responsibility once we know the truth? This is theatre of witness at its best – provocative and haunting.
“A REVELATION… FRIGHTENING…
– The New York Times
Richard Dreyfuss has been acting since he was 8 years old. For over 45 years, he has had a successful career in Theatre (Broadway, The West End and Regional), TV and feature films including: “American Graffiti,” “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz,” “Jaws,” “Mister Holland’s Opus,” “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” “Tin Men,” and many more. He won the Oscar in 1978 for his performance in “The Goodbye Girl.” In his personal life, Richard is the Founder and President of The Dreyfuss Civic Initiative, a nonprofit organization committed to revitalizing America’s civic culture. Since 2008, he and his wife, Stella Svetlana Dreyfuss, have had the greatest passion to return the teaching of civics to American classrooms.