JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Jai ChakrabartiMarch 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
March 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
JEWISH AUTHORS & IDEAS VIRTUAL SERIES: Jai Chakrabarti
JCC MetroWest Book Group presents, Jai Chakrabartis, “A Play for the End of the World”
New York City, 1972. Jaryk Smith, a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, and Lucy Gardner, a Southerner newly arrived in the city, are in the first bloom of love when they receive word that Jaryk’s oldest friend has died under mysterious circumstances in a rural Indian village. Traveling there to collect his friend’s ashes, Jaryk soon finds himself enmeshed in the chaos of local politics and efforts to stage a play in protest against the government—the same play that he performed as a child in Warsaw as an act of resistance against the Nazis. An unforgettable love story, an exploration of the role of art in times of political upheaval, and a deeply moving reminder of the power of the past to shape the present.
12:00 Book Group discussion
1:00 Presentation with the author