IRENA SENDLER: RESCUING THE RESCUER a solo show by Libby Skala Music by Steve May

IRENA SENDLER: RESCUING THE RESCUER a solo show by Libby Skala Music by Steve May

Steve May

Saturday, October 7th

Doors: 1:00 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

$20 ADV / $24 DOOR

All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Libby Skala
Libby Skala
Libby Skala, winner of the London Fringe’s Best Solo Performer Award, in her new solo show IRENA SENDLER: RESCUING THE RESCUER, a heroic intergenerational story about the power of one person to effect change in the world. Music is composed and performed by Steve May.

Through a kaleidoscope of characters, Libby Skala brings to riveting life the true story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic social worker who defies Nazi rule to organize an underground network that successfully rescues 2,500 Jewish children from certain death in the Warsaw ghetto during WWII. For decades, her heroism remains hidden behind the iron curtain. In 1999, three Protestant high school students in rural Kansas stumble upon a brief mention of her in an old magazine clipping. Their curiosity evolves into an award-winning National History Day project, bringing Sendler to international attention. It propels them across the ocean to Poland, where they befriend the elderly Irena and learn first-hand how one person “answering the need of her heart,” can impact history.

Libby Skala wowed Freight audiences with her performances in Lilia! and Felicitas. The New York Times has praised her work as “magnetic,” “cloaked in magic,” and “deliciously poignant.” She grew up in New York City, graduated from Oberlin, and has also written a trio of plays about her Oscar-nominated grandmother Lilia and her two great aunts, pioneering dancer Lisl and baby nurse Lizi.