April 26-7:30 pm
Monologue Performed by Hadar Galron
Followed by Meeting with Playwright Ya’acov Buchan
7.30pm Sunday 26 April
Whistle, My Mother Was Mengele’s Secretary is a monodrama that gives voice to the pain of the second generation of survivors and exposes the invisible yet deep wounds of the Holocaust. It is a semi-autobiographical play written by
Ya’acov Buchan with touching text about guilt, the need to please and an attempt to find love. Hadar Galron has the wonderful ability to tell a story and to humanize the torn character of Tammy in a heartfelt and sensitive performance.
Whistle is an important play about Tammy, the only child of two Auschwitz survivors.
Her mother spent four years as the Jewish secretary to Dr. Mengele.
She was born after the war but her parents’ past haunted her childhood and stole her natural right to happiness. She wasn’t allowed to cry or even to complain, so she whistled. Only at the age of 45, Tammy discovers that she has not ever really lived or been loved.
This startling revelation comes to her through a stranger who suddenly enters her life and opens up locked doors to her soul.
Is Tammy capable of loving and being loved as she dreams, or will the black hole inside her swallow anyone who dares to come close?
After the performance, Ya’acov Buchan will talk about the play.