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Apr 20, 2004
Apr 20, 2004
Elebash Recital Hall

George Bartenieff in I Will Bear Witness:
The Klemperer Diaries, Part One (1933-38)
A Staged Performance
Two Showings

progra12George Bartenieff, one of the stars of the New York Off-and Off-Off Broadway theatre scene since the early sixties, will present I Will Bear Witness, one of the most important documents recording firsthand experience of German fascism. Victor Klemperer worked as a journalist and Professor of Roman literature in Dresden. Protected by his non-Jewish wife Eva Schlemmer and his record as a front line veteran of World-War One, Klemperer began early on to record in his diary forbidden sentiments of resistance to the totalitarian regime while keeping a careful record of the new restrictive laws and prohibitions. His day-by-day account documents the spreading fear and silencing of dissent in the early Hitler years. Actor George Bartenieff is recently back from an extensive tour in Germany, where I Will Bear Witness, Parts One and Two, was met with great acclaim.

George Bartenieff, winner of three OBIE awards for production and performance; actor and artistic director in NYC for over 50 years; graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; awarded a 2001 OBIE award for the original Classic Stage production of I Will Bear Witness; Dr. Steven Gorelick, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, The Graduate Center, CUNY; 2001 recipient of a residential faculty fellowship at The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, where he examined the worldwide reception of the discovery and publication of the Klemperer diaries.

Directed and co-adapted by: Karen Malpede
Post performance discussion moderated by: Dr. Steven Gorelick

Cosponsored by Theatre Three Collaborative, INC.

Tuesday, April 20, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center
FREE. $10 donation guarantees seat; (Free to CUNY students.)

Reservation Code 4173 – Tuesday, April 20 5:30 p.m.
Reservation Code 4174 – Tuesday, April 20 8:00 p.m.

For more information or to register contact Continuing Education & Public Programs, The Graduate Center, CUNY at 212 817-8215 or continuinged@gc.cuny.edu or check http://web.gc.cuny.edu/cepp

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