The Janka Project

P.O. Box 4289

Fresno, CA 93744-4289

Phone: (559) 284-8247



Janka Festinger's Moments of Happiness

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Fresno Arts Council

1245 Van Ness Avenue

Fresno, CA 93721

Phone: (559) 237-9734

Janka, a play written by Oscar Speace

Directed by James Phillip Gates

Starring Janice Noga as Janka


Two Performances:

Fresno Art Museum

2223 North First Street

Fresno, CA 93703

Bonner Auditorium


Saturday, February 23 at 7:30pm

Sunday, February 24 at 2pm


Reception follows each performance

Tickets are $30

(Call 559.441.4221 for tickets)


Performances dedicated to Holocaust survivor and Janka's cousin

Clara Notovitz who recently passed away at age 90.


Janka is a one-character play based on the true story of Janka Festinger, a Romanian Jew who survived the Holocaust.

The script, written by her son, was based on a sixty-page letter describing her harrowing experience which she had written to an American uncle after her liberation from Nazi internment.

The play, which has been performed around the world, is a testament to the human spirit and the will to survive.

Critics have called Janice Noga's performance "brilliant."