Janka, a play written by Oscar Speace
Directed by James Phillip Gates
Starring Janice Noga as Janka
Fresno Art Museum
2223 North First Street
Fresno, CA 93703
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."