September 11-October 6, 2019

Jonathan treks to Ukraine to uncover the truth of a family legend—what happened to the woman who saved his grandfather from the Nazis? With the help of Alex, his less-than-fluent translator, and Alex’s grandfather, Jonathan’s journey leads him back in time and deep into his own imagination. The trio squabbles and struggles to understand each other and where they’re headed, but their quixotic search brings a vision of the past to vibrant, terrible, charming life before our eyes.


Shanna Allman Brod/Ensemble
Susanna Burney Lista/Ensemble
Sean Lally* Jonathan/Ensemble
Peter Sakowicz Alex/Ensemble
Michael Winters* Grandfather/Ensemble
Michael Owcharuk Music Director/Composer/Piano
Jordan Voelker Violin/Viola



Josh Aaseng Adapter/Director
Michael Owcharuk Music Director/Composer/Musician
Shannon Loys Puppetry and Projections Designer
Catherine Cornell Scenic Designer
Andrew D. Smith Lighting Designer
Chih-Hung Shao Assistant Lighting Designer
Chelsea Cook Costume Designer
Natalie Shih Assistant Costume Designer
Dominic CodyKramers Sound Designer
Cedric Wright Properties Designer
Nina Trotto* Stage Manager
Darian Clogston Assistant Stage Manager
Quinn Chase Production Assistant
Zane Exactly Puppetry Consultant
Sally Ollove Dramaturg
Marianna de Fazio Dialect Coach
Dan Schuy Production Manager
Benjamin Radin Technical Director
Charlie Minshall Assistant Technical Director
Shelby Choo Master Carpenter
Jessica Christensen Scenic Charge Artist/Prop Master
Danny Herter Master Electrician/Board Operator
Derek Jones Sound Engineer/Board Operator
Anna Bowen Dresser/Wardrobe

This play is performed through arrangement with Aragi, Inc. for Jonathan Safran Foer. All rights reserved.

Illustration by J. James art & design

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States


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