Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: David Boroff at (212) 678-5147,

The Terezin Foundation Presents
The American premiere of
At the Henry Street Harry De Jur Playhouse
466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)
Fri, Aug. 11 at 5 p.m.; Sat, Aug. 12 at 12 noon; Sun, Aug. 13 at 6:15 p.m.;
Sat, Aug. 19 at 7:45 p.m.; Wed, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.

THE UNLUCKY MAN IN THE YELLOW CAP is a play with music about a group of young people who stage a cabaret in Terezin, Hitler’s “model” ghetto in Czechoslovakia. It takes place in 1944 and centers around two lovers, beautiful Lucy, a nineteen-year-old singer, and a bookish ghetto policeman, Norbert. This tale of love and resistance dares to treat tragic material with irony and humor.

THE UNLUCKY MAN IN THE YELLOW CAP, which is part of the 10th annual New York International Fringe Festival-FringeNYC, was written by J.R. Pick, and adapted by Emmy-winning Zuzana Justman. It has music by six-time Emmy-award winner Peter Fish with lyrics by J.R. Pick, Peter Fish, Zuzana Justman and Alex Zucker.

The play is based on the writer’s own experiences in Terezin where he and his sister Zuzana Justman, the play’s producer/adapter, were imprisoned for two years.

Directed by Obie winner Marcy Arlin, the cast of THE UNLUCKY MAN IN THE YELLOW CAP includes Christian Baskous, Tibor Feldman, Melora Griffis, Alex Hanna, Lisa Hugo, Carolyn Kettig, Joel Leffert, Aubrey Levy, Ken Perlstein, Yelena Shmulenson and Erik Singer, with sets by Art Rotch, costumes by Ramona Ponce, assistant set design by Chisato Uno, stage management by Laurie Vazquez and casting by Mungioli Theatricals.

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