The Golden Chain Theatre‘s first drama of the season, “The Wardrobe,” opens 7 p.m., Friday, May 1.
The cast is proud to be the very first to perform, a world premiere, William Strubbe’s work, and the Northern California author/playwright will be in attendance on opening night.
The play is set during WWII during the Nazi occupation of Poland.
Elena, a fugitive Jew from the Warsaw Ghetto, played by Lyric Piccolotti, is in search of a safe haven and her lost faith in God and humanity. A Polish policeman played by Keith Treadaway arranges for Elena to stay with Magda, a God-fearing Catholic, played by Jennifer Piccolotti.
The two women's relationship grows and deepens as the strain of the occupation, dwindling food supplies, the burning of the Jewish ghetto, and the Warsaw Uprising presses upon the family.
Also starring George Rich, Sage Brock, Stephanie Brock, and Judy Weiss.
Director James Mierkey has added a wonderfully moving addition to the show by using multi-media to weave haunting music and emotionally wrenching documentary footage taken in 1943 throughout the show, sure to move the audience.
The show is rated PG due to mild language and theme, and runs weekends through May 17. Fridays and Saturdays, 7pm, Sundays 2 p.m..
Details: (559) 683-7112, Tickets available at goldenchaintheatre.org, box office hours Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m..
- Staff report