Tanna Frederick and Mike Falkow star in Train To Zakopané: A true story of hate and love. World premiere of the new play by Henry Jaglom occurs on Nov 14 at the Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica.
Based on true events, directed by Gary Imhoff. Presented by The Rainbow Theatre Company in association with Edgemar Center for the Arts. Produced by Alexandra Guarnieri. Starring Tanna Frederick and Mike Falkow. Featuring Cathy Arden, Kelly De Sarla, Stephen Howard, Jeff Elam.
Previews November 13th. Opens Friday, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. There will be TWO Gala Opening Weekend performances, on November 14 and November 15. Runs through Sunday, December 14. Dark November 27 (Thanksgiving).
SHOW TIMES: Thursdays- Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 5:00.
Edgemar Center for the Arts 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
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It’s been said that the other side of love is hate. But is it possible that the other side of hate is love?
TRAIN TO ZAKOPANÉ: A true story of hate and love, by Henry Jaglom, reveals humanity in the most unlikely of places – prejudice. This original new play, which will have its World Premiere November 14th at the Edgemar Center for the Arts, is based upon true events that occurred in the life of Henry Jaglom’s father as he crossed Poland on a train in 1928.
Anti-Semitism was, at that time, rife in much of Europe, especially in Poland. In TRAIN TO ZAKOPANÉ: A true story of hate and love, a successful Russian businessman meets a captivating young nurse in the Polish army on a train-trip to Warsaw, and he is faced with a life-changing dilemma when he discovers that the nurse he is drawn to – and who is enchanted by him — is fiercely anti-Semitic. Will he reveal to her he is Jewish? Will he move toward love, or will he move toward revenge? The actual train-ride across Poland – and the weekend stop-over in the resort town of Zakopané that followed – haunted Henry Jaglom’s father for a lifetime.
TRAIN TO ZAKOPANÉ: A true story of hate and love explores the human condition in its darkest and most exquisite moments. It is a compelling love story that lays bare how compassion and intolerance can, even in the most unusual of circumstances, be one.
Tanna Frederick stars as the nurse and her co-star as the Russian businessman is Mike Falkow. The supporting cast features Jeff Elam,Cathy Arden, Stephen Howard and Kelly DeSarla, all have of whom have performed at The Edgemar before.Ms. Frederick most recently had a highly acclaimed one-year run at The Edgemar starring in the hit production of The Rainmaker. Prior to that she also was praised for starring in very long runs of Sylvia (as the title dog in A.R. Guerney’s classic play) and in Mr Jaglom’s Just 45 Minutes From Broadway, among others.
TRAIN TO ZAKOPANÉ: A true story of hate and love is produced by Alexandra Guarnieri and directed by Gary Imhoff, who previously directed Mr. Jaglom’s Always But Not Forever, Just 45 Minutes From Broadway, and A.R. Gurney’s Sylvia at the Edgemar Center for the Arts.