Backborn by Andras Visky

Based on Imre Kertesz' Kaddish for an Unborn Child, this play expores what happens to humanity after WWII and release from the concentration camps.  Scenic design by David Leugs, Costume design by Amanda Ytzen, Lighting design by Steve Hiben

The beginning of the kaddish
The beginning of the kaddish

Waiting for the tenth for prayer

The man writes
The man writes

He writes his story of holocaust in order to understand his existence and suffering

Dinner in red
Dinner in red

When the boy reaches for the food, the man stabs him in the hand with a fork, a violent PTSD reaction to encampment

Suffering of existence
Suffering of existence

As he searches, the worshippers create the images of his text behind him.

The macabre nightmare
The macabre nightmare

The man dreams of Western philosophy coming to haunt him.

Shabbas
Shabbas

The family reenacts a massacre at Shabbas behind the man

The man reaches out to God
The man reaches out to God

Asking God for deliverance...seeking a voice to help him.

The man and wife
The man and wife

He finds that he can no longer love.

The cast at curtain call
The cast at curtain call