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“A Shayna Maidel” to open at AU Theatre Feb. 19

Barbara Lebow’s drama “A Shayna Maidel, ” translated literally as “a pretty girl, ” will be staged by Auburn University Theatre in its Theatre Upstairs Feb. 19-23.

The play is set in New York City in the year 1946 and opens on a conversation between Rose Weiss, 22 years old and thoroughly immersed in American city life, and her father, both of whom emigrated from Chernov, Poland, 18 years earlier. Rose must come to terms with learning that her sister, left behind in Poland with their mother because of illness, has been found and is coming to join Rose and her father. As the play progresses, the sisters overcome obstacles to develop a bond and a different kind of beauty begins to emerge.

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