Rise

At the height of the Holocaust, a Jewish girl is sent to a ghetto where she joins the underground resistance as a courier. Disguising herself as Aryan, she travels through Nazi territory and joins a group of women working as spies, smugglers, and leaders of the Jewish underground. As the truth of the Final Solution becomes clear, she leads her new family of resisters in a fight not just for their lives, but for the very existence of their people. Based on real events.
Format: Rock Musical
Cast Size: 9 female and 2 male principals, plus supporting mixed ensemble including Nazis, ghetto inmates, aryan townspeople, a ghetto spokesperson, and a non-Jewish helper.
Character breakdown:
Sarah: (female) late teens
Ruth: (female) twenties
David: (male) late teens
Branka: (female) teens/twenties
Vitka: (female) teens/twenties
Justyna: (female) teens
Nina: (female) teens/twenties
Hela: (female) teens/twenties
Bela: (female) teens/twenties
Aryeh: (male) eight
Chaya: (female) six

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
CenterStage Rochester, NY.
Nationality of Author: Canadian | U.S. | Israeli
Original Language: English
Production Rights Holder:
Joshua Daniel Hershfield

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