“The Last Survivor” is a play written and directed by Tony Award-nominated director, playwright and actress Eleanor Reissa. This reading stars Avi Hoffman and a national cast of actors including Jill Abramovitz, Lori Wilner, Adam Grupper, Robert Zuckerman, Jakob Plummer and Etai Benson. The play is part of a published anthology by Reissa encompassing six decades of modern Jewish life in the United States, exploring the subtle and not-so-subtle effects of a post-Holocaust world on a modern American woman. Her plays are bound together by a unique slant toward life, death, God and love, depicting what is humanly and inhumanly possible. The Chicago Tribune review read: “profoundly, beautifully moving … a life-affirming dance.”
Beyond her work as an author, Reissa is also a singer performing around the world solo and with Grammy Award winning Klezmer greats Frank London and the Klezmatics.
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