Juliet by Andras Visky (and a New York Event)

I’m very excited to report that Andras Visky’s one-woman play Juliet is now available for purchase. I had the tremendous pleasure of seeing this play earlier this spring, and was blown away by it.

The play is based upon Visky’s mother, the titular Juliet, who raised her 7 children in a Communist gulag after her husband was imprisoned for being a minister in the Hungarian Reformed Church.

I can’t recommend this play enough. It’s beautifully written, and worth checking out if you like theater and/or are interested in the fractious history of this part of the world. Visky really brings his mother’s story alive, and I was moved to tears several times at her ordinary bravery.

If you live in New York, you can catch performances over the next few weeks at the Fringe Festival:

The Independent Theater
52 West 8th Street (between 6th Avenue & Macdougal)

FRI 8/10 @ 9:30pm
SUN 8/12 @ NOON
THUR 8/16 @ 7pm
SAT 8/18 @ 2:30pm
WED 8/22 @ 4:30pm
FRI 8/24 @ 3pm

Use SUBWAY A, C, E, F, V to West 4th Street or N, R to 8th Street

Melissa Hawkins, the actress playing Juliet, is absolutely incredible. I love this play–let me know in the comments if you read it or see it and feel the same way.

(Oh, and this post is in honor of a YA book I read today. No point of comparison, just an excuse to plug the play.)

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