Still the Night


Two young cousins move from the luxury of pre-war Europe to the clandestine life of Jewish partisans in the Polish Underground during World War II. The girls’ tale spans two time periods and flashes back and forth between Europe in the 1940s and Canada in the 1970s. The Yiddish and American songs, along with a few original tunes by Alcorn and Tova, are interwoven through the play.
Format: Drama with songs
Cast Size: 2F and 3 musicians
Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes



Tova wrote and starred in Still the Night, which won four Dora Awards including Best Production, Best Musical and Best New Play and was short-listed for the Governor General Award for Excellency in dramatic literature.

Original or Prominent Production: October 31, 1996 at Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, Toronto.
Nationality of Author:
Original Language: English
English Language Translator: Theresa Tova and Hindy Nosek-Ableson

Published in A Terrible Truth: Anthology of Holocaust Drama, v. 2, compiled by Irene N. Watts, Playwrights Canada Press.