Refidim Junction

Author(s): Magret Wolf
This operetta by librettist-composer Magret Wolf is based on letters that Perl Margulies wrote from Germany to her husband Benno in England in 1933–34, as well as letters that poet Marianne Rein wrote from Germany to author Jacob Picard in the United States in 1938–41. Both an actor and a singer play the parts of each of the women, one reading from the letters and one singing. There is also a chorus, as well as video projections. The production was originally commissioned by the Mainfranken Theater in Würzburg, Germany and presented there in November 2012. It was also presented in Berlin in January 2015 and in , with Hebrew subtitles, in June 2015, produced by Theatre Company Jerusalem. For more information, see an essay in Section 2 by Dr. Alice Shalvi, daughter of Perl and Benno Margulies and initiator of the production.
Format: Operetta

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Mainfranken Theater in Würzburg 2012
Original Source Material: based on letters that Perl Margulies wrote to her husband, as well as letters that poet Marianne Rein wrote to author Jacob Picard
Nationality of Author: German
Original Language: German

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