From Auschwitz to Cincinnati: the Surviving Tunes

Author(s): Kalman Kivkovich
The play is based on the life of world-renowned violinist and Holocaust survivor, Henry Meyer. Through a series of interviews and flashbacks, one of the deepest and darkest pits of human history is glimpsed. The enormous desire to survive against all odds is portrayed in the success story of one very lucky man. “I am a winner,” Meyer often said. “With me, all their effort failed.”
Format: Full length drama
Cast Size:5M/2F (after doubling)
Running Time: 135 minutes with one 15-minute intermission
Notes:

Kivkovich has also written a one-man show version of the play (90 minutes).

Snapshot

Nationality of Author: U.S.
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:

Kalman Kivkovich, www.kalmankivkovich.com

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