The Ladies’ Tailor of Babi Yar


The place is Kiev. Nazis are everywhere. A Jewish family prepares to be, “relocated.” A Russian family waits in the alley to take occupancy. The Jewish grandfather Aaron, invites them in. Coming from opposite ends of their worlds, yet trying to hold on to their own beliefs, Isaak and the Russian matriarch talk to each other. They reveal themselves … and finally … they trust, finding common cause in their simple humanity. In the morning in a triumph of the spirit Aaron leads his family to their destiny. With 33,000 other Jews they are marched to the ravine at Babi Yar where they are all killed.
Format: Full-length drama
Cast Size: 3M/7F


Original or Prominent Production: Staged reading at The McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey.
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Original Language: English