September 28, 2008
We attended a Sunday afternoon performance of "To Paint the Earth," about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Inspired by first-hand accounts of the Jewish Underground in the Warsaw Ghetto, To Paint the Earth explores how a broken community was brought to one of history's most stunning and inexplicable decisions -- to fight a last battle they had no chance of winning.
Following the performance, a group of us went to a nearby cafe to discuss the play, and hang out.
”To Paint the Earth” starred one of our own members, Lauren Lebowitz. Lauren is also the writer and assistant director. The musical won the prestigious 2004 Richard Rodgers Development Award, chosen by a committee chaired by Stephen Sondheim.