The Mitzvah” (“The Good Deed”) is a one-person play that dramatically explores one of the most shocking stories of the Second World War. More than a hundred thousand German men-classified as “mischlinge” (the derogatory term the Nazis used to describe those descended from one or two Jewish grandparents) – fought in the German armed forces.
The story of one such mischling is at the center of “The Mitzvah” and actor (and child of survivor) Roger Grunwald seamlessly transforms himself into an array of characters to tell that story. In addition to Christoph (the “mischling”), other characters include Schmuel, a Polish Jew from Bialystok and the play’s Chorus who offers edgy commentary that probes the boundary between the absurd and the horrific. “The Mitzvah” is a touching & tragic tale told in a powerful one-act solo performance created by Grunwald and Broadway veteran Annie McGreevey.
Watch a video: http://www.themitzvah.org
Event Location: Stonehill Colege
320 Washington Street, South Easton, Massachusetts, 02375