Friday, November 16, 2007

Jewish Theater of New York Attacks Polish Consul General for...Attacking Jewish Theater of New York

Dear Lord,

Give me the strength to deal with more press releases from the Jewish Theater of New York. I'm seriously praying for guidance, Lord. Thanks muchly.

For Immediate Release
Abe Cohen, 212.494.0050

The Jewish Theater of New York condemns threats against our theater by the Polish Consul General in New York

In an interview (link below) with Polish TV broadcast this week, Krzysztof Kasprzyk, the Polish Consul General in New York, called our Artistic Director, Tuvia Tenenbom, a "liar who suffers from hallucinations" and then issued a threat, saying that "this is not the end and Tuvia will answer to us." His comments come in response to our show, LAST JEW IN EUROPE, which deals with the rising anti-Semitism in his country.

We resolutely condemn his behavior and regret that a diplomat resorts to this kind of language. That said, we strengthen the hands of the prestigious Teatr Na Woli in Warsaw, Poland, for their courageous decision to present LAST JEW IN EUROPE next week, starring renown Polish theater and film actors. We are also thankful to the Polish political magazine, Polityka, for their sponsorship and collaboration.

We hope that American journalists will act in similar spirit and attend the presentation of the LAST JEW here in New York. To remind you: LAST JEW IN EUROPE is currently playing at the Triad theater on West 72nd Street in NYC; Sun @ 3pm, Mon & Wed @ 7pm. For reservation or other info please call Abe Cohen or Liz Lauren at 212.494.0050.

Please note: The Polish diplomat's comments (in Polish) can be viewed HERE.

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