The one man show will head to London following runs in New York and Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Exploring the powerful role of music in helping to relieve wounds that will never fully heal, Roger Peltzman’s one man show Dedication will head to the Marylebone Theatre from the 7th to the 24th June.
New York pianist, Roger Peltzman’s one-person show, Dedication, recounts his family’s tragic history fleeing the Nazis in war-torn Europe using drama, humor, powerful images and musical performances of everything from blues to Chopin. Drawn into the story of people he never knew, Peltzman develops a “relationship” with his uncle, Norbert Stern, a brilliant pianist who was murdered in Auschwitz at age 21. Learning that Holocaust trauma can be inherited, Peltzman recounts his coming to terms with second generation survivor trauma and the role of music in helping to manage wounds that will never fully heal. A singular tale from the Holocaust that is at once extraordinary and relatable.
Roger Peltzman is a pianist and teacher in New York City. During his career he has played to sold out audiences at Carnegie Hall, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York’s cutting-edge venue—Le Poisson Rouge and various concert venues in Europe. Talking about the show he said: “as survivors dwindle – the next generation must pick up the gauntlet. With Dedication I’m trying to share with audiences the history and lessons of the Holocaust – not to mention the legacy of trauma. By focusing on my family – and my passionate desire for connection– the vastness of the holocaust, and its legacy, becomes personal.”
The show is directed by Jessi D. Hill, with the creative team also including: projection design by Jason Thompson, Kaitlyn Pietras from PXT Studios, lighting design by Kate Ashton and sound design by Jane Shaw.
To book tickets visit: https://www.marylebonetheatre.com/productions/dedication